EU Sources - Working conditions for ‘gig workers’ - November 30, 2017

The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that workers can claim compensation for untaken holidays. The ruling could have consequences for ‘gig workers’. The dispute was over the employment contract of a salesman, which did not specify if he was entitled to paid leave. The salesman had been paid entirely on commission and his contract described him as self-employed. A UK employment tribunal subsequently found he should have been treated as a full-time worker. The CJEU has reinforced his rights.

Read on: in English …   The CJEU judgement, in English …

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