The much anticipated Taylor Review into modern working practices was published. What does it mean for the gig economy and how should HR respond?
The report, Good Work : The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices made a number of recommendations. Some of the most relevant to HR include:-
‘Dependent contractor’ status : Reference to ‘worker’ status should be dropped and replaced with that of ‘dependent contractor’ to differentiate between genuine gig economy workers and those hired on what has been described as a ‘bogus self-employment’ basis. It also recommends additional protection for workers falling within the category of dependent contractor. At present it remains unclear just what form this definition will take.