In this lecture learners will examine the age-old difficulty of establishing the legal status of a worker as either employees or independent contractors. This issue is particularly prevalent in the modern ‘gig economy’. The consequences of the distinction can have profound consequences on the legal rights and obligations of both parties.
After completion of this lecture learners will be able to:
- Identify the legal significance of employment status
- Discuss the various tests adopted in determining employment status
- Apply these tests in order to make an assessment on employment status
- Discuss areas of reform in this area
Delivery: 3 hour lecture delivered live in-class, streamed live online, and recorded.