Uber drivers are "workers"
On 28 October 2016 the Uber judgment was published - and it is indeed a judgment of uber importance when it comes to new trends in business and the "gig economy". Click here for the full judgment. The effect is that Uber drivers are now classified as "workers" (but not "employees") for the purposes of UK law, giving them a range of rights including: paid annual leave, a maximum 48 hour working week and the minimum wage. Appeals are expected.