UK Supreme Court: “Sub-Contractors” Were in Fact Employees

September 07, 2011
In a recent decision, the UK Supreme Court addressed whether a group of car valeters whose contracts described them as self-employed independent contractors were in fact workers or employees, and consequently whether the terms of their written contracts, and how those contracts described their legal status, could be disregarded. This update examines the decision, which has implications for all employers who engage self-employed contractors directly.