Independent Contractor versus Employee – The Uber Decision

Posted in : Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 11 November 2016
Emer O'Sullivan
Crowley Solicitors
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The recent decision of the UK Employment Tribunal involving Uber drivers and their status has once again brought the question of the status of contractors versus employees to the forefront of employers’ minds. Employers are often faced with a scenario where an individual who is ostensibly an independent contractor seeks clarity on their status or seeks to receive the benefits afforded to employees. In this Hot Topics Article, Emer O’Sullivan in Crowley Solicitors looks at the key findings in the Uber case, outlines the current position in Ireland in respect of independent contractors and provides practical guidance to employers who engage the services of independent contractors.


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Emer O'Sullivan
Crowley Solicitors

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