Deciphering your legal status and IR35

Many new freelancers and contractors may be vaguely aware of IR35, but not know when and where it applies. Before getting too intimate with the ins and outs of the IR35 legislation, the first step is to know if IR35 is even relevant to your situation.
Broadly speaking, there are three different legal structures under

Why the “employee experience” is key for retaining staff and freelancers

Financial rewards may seem an obvious way to motivate your staff and freelancers, but a new study has revealed they don’t work in the long term! While hefty pay rates are good at attracting staff to your company they may not be so good at motivating or getting them to stay with you so we look at the concept

Limited Company Contractors not always protected under Equality Act

Are LCC’s protected under the Equality Act? It is common in many industry sectors for workers to work through a Limited Liability Company (or Personal Service Company).
In a recent case at an Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) – Halawi v WDFG UK Ltd – the Judges considered whether a Limited Liability Company (LLC) Contractor was

RIDDOR changes from 1st October 2013

RIDDOR stands for the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations and is one of the important pieces of UK Health and Safety legislation.
Some major revisions to the Regulations were made on 1st October 2013, which we summarise here.
Including…. RIDDOR requires employers (and freelancers) to report and keep records of work-related accidents which

The Conduct of Employment Agencies Regulations 2003

It’s a long title, but these Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations are important for Limited Company Contractors (or Personal Service Companies) and agency temps.
These regulations were introduced in April 2004 (2005 in Northern Ireland) and were updated in 2010. They provide a framework of minimum standards that govern the conduct of the private recruitment industry in

Small Business owners – how to work well with freelancers

With the ongoing shift towards employers using freelancers / contractors instead of employing PAYE workers and employees in the current uncertain climate, we look at how small business owners can get the best out of their relationship with freelancers, for the benefit of both parties.

Agency Workers Regulations so far – the bad

With the first twelve weeks of the AWR finishing on 23rd December 2011 – when in theory all agency workers will have ‘equal’ treatment rights to pay, holidays, hours of work etc. – we take a look at the impact of the Agency Workers Regulations so far – what’s good, bad and downright dodgy!

Agency Workers Regulations so far – the good

With the first twelve weeks of the AWR coming to an end on 23rd December 2011 – when in theory all agency workers will have ‘equal’ treatment rights to pay, holidays, hours of work etc. – we take a look at the impact of the Agency Workers Regulations so far – what’s good, bad and downright dodgy!

What is a Contractor?

There are 3 basic ways you can be employed in the UK – as an Employee, as a Worker or as Self-Employed/Freelance. However, Contractors can be either a Worker or Freelance, depending on how they are employed on each job. Read on for more information!

What are my main Employment rights as an Employee, Worker or Freelancer?

Whatever your employment status, whether you are an employee, worker or freelancer, you have rights at work that are protected by law. Below is a comprehensive summary of what you are entitled to plus links to articles that cover each in detail.

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