Mr Nicholas Thorpe

Nicholas Thorpe


Employment & Immigration

EU businesses faced with costly holiday pay bill
European Union | 09 July 2014

In a recent ruling the European Court of Justice confirmed that commission should be included as a component in the calculation of a worker's holiday pay, which means that workers who receive commission in addition to their basic salary will be entitled to have this reflected in their holiday pay. Businesses with operations in the European Union will be affected by this important judgment.


Franchising and the gig economy – risks and rewards
United Kingdom | 19 September 2017

A number of businesses which franchise will interact with the gig economy, particularly those which operate with a low entry threshold, such as contract cleaning and other service-based franchises. Both franchisors and franchisees in these sectors may have individuals working for them in this capacity, so they must be aware of existing issues and the regulations that will likely be introduced.