IR35 Everything freelancers need to know

IR35: Everything Freelancers Need To Know

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New rules on how off-payroll consultants are treated are coming into force in April 2020, sending shockwaves to freelancers in all industries. Private sector employers who have seen this change coming have already taken steps to renegotiate working arrangements with their freelance workers; others are simply not aware of their new tax responsibilities. But if you’re an independent contractor or …

The Ultimate Guide To Employment Contracts 2

The Ultimate Guide To Employment Contracts

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An employment contract is an agreement between an employer and an employee, defining the nature of their relationship, and their respective rights and obligations. This is a simple explanation that perhaps any reasonable person can produce. In practice, however, drafting and negotiating an employment contract can become a big hassle. The importance of such an agreement is hard to be …

IR35 Status Checklist

IR35 Status Checklist

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IR35 refers to the tax legislation under which contractors working through an intermediary are taxed. The new IR35 changes come into force on 6th April 2020 and will be extended to the private sector to ensure that UK contractors pay the same tax and National Insurance contributions as an equivalent employee would. Awareness of the IR35 changes is key and …

Written Statement Of Employment Particulars

Written Statement Of Employment Particulars: What’s Changing?

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April tends to be a busy time in the year where employers are usually required to implement or modify something in line with any new legislation. But 2020 is expected to be more hectic than normal with a large number of new regulations being in place. One of these will apply to the written statement of employment particulars and therefore, affecting …

Employees and contractors

Employees and contractors: which do you need?

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Employees and contractors often work side-by-side at the same company, even doing the same or similar work. That’s why we usually see some misclassifications and owners having trouble deciding what is best for their business. However, there are very important legal differences between the two, going way beyond the job title. Employment status affects employment benefits, tax implications, liability, etc. …

The Downfalls of Zero-Hour Contracts

The Downfalls of Zero-Hour Contracts

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With the offered benefit of added flexibility in time and finance-related matters, it isn’t a wonder that there are more than a million individuals in zero-hour contracts.     Zero-hour contracts are a type of contract that you can make use of should you want to have a more casual relationship with a potential employee. I say “casual” because of the …

How should I avoid legal problems with employees

How should I avoid legal problems with employees?

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You’ve been working hard to set up your business and you have finally decided it’s time to hire staff. At this stage, you probably don’t have an HR department which can help you with this responsibility, but employment regulations are complex and without even noticing you could end up in an employment lawsuit. Maintaining a healthy employee relationship is critical …

What’s the appropriate use of Zero hours Contracts?

What’s The Appropriate Use Of Zero Hours Contracts?

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News brief! You’ve probably seen Uber and Lyft in the news a lot recently. Just incase you haven’t, they’ve been fighting a legal back and forth following a state assembly vote in favour of a three-point system for classifying California workers as either employees or independent contractors. Recent emergence of Gig Economy businesses, where the job market offers “temporary positions …

IR35

How The IR35 Changes Might Affect Your Employment Contracts

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The IR35, also known as “off-payroll working rules”, is a piece of legislation which was introduced to stop the avoidance of tax and National Insurance Contributions (NICs) when a worker provides their services through an intermediary. In the past, this legislation was limited to contractors working for public authorities. However, the scope of it has changed and has been expanded …

How can workplace mediation be effective for morale

How Can Workplace Mediation Be Effective For Morale?

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For most businesses, healthy conflict is a necessity. It helps to provoke points of views and effective discussion which can lead teams to learn about different perspectives and growing as a result. However, there are other types of conflict in a workplace which can work the opposite way. Disruptive conflict can lead to damaging morale, reducing productivity and potentially leading …