On February 19, 2021, in a landmark decision that may have lasting effects on the gig economy, the United Kingdom Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Uber drivers are workers and are not self-employed contractors, and, as such, are entitled to certain rights, including minimum wage, holiday pay and rest breaks, among other benefits and protections.
The UK Supreme Court’s decision concludes nearly five years of litigation between Uber and a small group of former drivers. These Uber drivers entered into partner agreements with Uber to drive passengers who were ...
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed dining habits across the world, as governments have shut down and restricted indoor and outdoor dining. Even where restrictions have eased, many avoid sit-down dining out of concern for COVID-19 exposure and rely on take-away for their restaurant meals. Clearly, the COVID-19 pandemic has limited dining options.
France, however, has decided to provide workers with a new, previously forbidden, dining option, although it remains to be seen how palatable it will be to French employees. The Labor Ministry has decreed that to contain the spread of ...
On November 16, 2020, the Russian government approved new rules increasing the rates of remuneration employers must pay employees for their inventions, utility models and industrial designs (the “Rules”). The Rules will be effective from January 1, 2021 until January 1, 2027.
Employers’ Rights to Their Employees’ Patentable Objects and Employees’ Entitlement to Remuneration
In Russia, the exclusive rights to patentable objects (e.g., inventions, utility models and industrial designs) that employees create as part of their employment duties or as a specific task ...
As we previously reported, the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the global workplace and international employer-employee relations in profound ways. As COVID-19 continues to spread, countries have enacted nationwide orders, requiring billions of people to stay at home. Recently, in an effort to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19, several countries have extended national stay-home orders. The ordered restrictions vary according to jurisdiction specific reasons.
On April 15, 2020, Belgium’s National Security Council (“NSC”), which includes Prime ...
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