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EMPLOYEE STATUS: Is employment becoming obsolete?

01 April 2016  

The rise of independent contractors and Uber-style working models is posing a challenge for policy makers and law courts around the world, explains Sean Nesbitt

The US is awash with stories of the end of the lifetime career and the economic security that came with it. Its feared replacement is a new economy in which businesses are intent on recasting full-time employees into contractors, freelancers and temporary workers. It is an economic transformation that promises greater flexibilities and efficiencies for workers and businesses alike: but at what cost?

 

 

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Pimlico Plumbers Ltd & anor v Smith [2014] UKEAT/0495/12/DM

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