With the rise of Uber and the sharing economy the status of workers has never been more relevant. We see a major push from businesses toward a flexible contractor based workforce. Whilst we share many of the commercial views that drive this push (e.g. flexible overheads, encouraging workforce participation and providing on-demand services), business owners must exercise caution not to incorrectly characterise a worker as a contractor when in fact they are an employee.
Like Uber and other disruptive start-ups, we have commenced business with a view to re-shaping the way legal services are provided to clients.
I read an article late last year that the biggest mistake businesses can make is to call themselves the ‘Uber’ of their industry, but I disagree at least in so far as the comparison should be made. Read More