Uber is today at the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) to appeal last year’s decision on the employment status of its drivers.
In October 2016, an employment tribunal ruled that Uber drivers are workers and not self-employed, meaning they are entitled to be paid the minimum wage and to receive annual leave and statutory sick pay. Therefore, they should be included in the payroll process, highlighting the complexity that the gig economy is presenting.
The recent US presidential elections and the Brexit vote in the UK, are just two examples of where changes in leadership can significantly impact the regulations that matter to senior HR leaders and their employees.
The appointment of Donald Trump has dominated global headlines, as would the inauguration of any new President of the United States of America.
"Houston, we have a problem." This is the most likely first reaction of many EU-US Safe Harbor certified organizations when on October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) struck down the Safe Harbor Program. Many organizations, including NGA Human Resources, had relied on this to safely transfer data between the EU to the US.