Posted in Employment Law

New digital rights: employees’ right to disconnect

Spanish employees recently earned the right to disconnect from professional devices to protect their rest rights.


Posted in Employment Law

Age Bias and the PricewaterhouseCoopers Case…

PWC on court accused of discirmination against older workers/applicants:

“PwC hires less than 5% of the 300,000 applicants who apply annually in US.

PwC hired 18% of the applicants who were under 40 to it’s tax and assurance business, while only hiring 3% of the candidates over 40.

Older workers claim that older workers are steered to part-time and seasonal roles are aren’t considers for the entry level roles the company lists as full time opportunities.”


Posted in Employment Law

Uber drivers fails to convince the Fair Work Commission of employment relationship

Oz: the self-represented plaintiff argued that UK ruling should also be a standard in the lfipside.

Uber disagreed pointing out to its T&Cs clearly excluding any employment relationship and added that the plaintiff:

  • was not required to sport any Uber logo on the vehicle,
  • wasn’t required to wear any outfit, and
  • was required to bring its own gear (car), maintain it and pay for its insuranc eand additional costs.