BB103 Business Law
Answer the question below. Your answer should be supported with relevant Articles / Sections from Statute Law/ Legislation and Case Law/Cases.
Arthur, Ian and Ricky are lorry drivers for East End Ltd, a haulage company. They have all been employed for three years. Employees at the company receive both holiday pay and sick pay. All of the lorry drivers are employed on different terms.
Arthur is paid per delivery, although he is guaranteed a minimum of 20 deliveries a week. His lorry is provided by the company, although he must maintain it. Arthur also gets instruction from the company to do extra delivery of the weeks. But the company refuses to pay for the overtime works. He also needs to be working more than 8 hours in a day.
Ian and Ricky are on identical terms. They are paid a minimum weekly wage (which is the equivalent of 20 deliveries) and, after that, per delivery. They use company lorries, which the company maintains. They may also substitute a driver, but only with written permission from the company. Ian receives no holiday or sick leave in his contract of employment. Ricky used to receive his wages net but, recently, the company did not pay the wages to Ricky. Ricky is also responsible for his own SOCSO and EPF.
Last week, Ian was injured when he had an accident during his working hours. The company argues that it has no liability towards any of them as they are all self-employed.
Advise Arthur, Ian and Ricky if they are in fact employees and may therefore claim against the company.
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