Work after the lockdown ends: legal considerations

Work after the lockdown ends: Legal considerations

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Over the last few weeks, we have seen the lockdown restrictions eased in the UK and some people have been encouraged to go back to work. However, questions still remain regarding health and safety and the actions that employers must take to prepare for a post-lockdown workplace. Below we discuss what employees and employers can do when returning to work. …

Difference between employees and individual contractors

The difference between an employee and an individual contractor

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Whether you are running a start-up or an established business, assembling the right team is as important as the product or service you deliver. It is important for the founders and the management to decide on the employment status of their team and whether these members are classified as full-time employees or as contractors. Below we discuss the difference between …

Statutory Written Statement What is it and How Does it Differ from an Employment Contract

What is a statutory written statement and how does it differ from an employment contract?

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The written statement is a document that English law requires employers to submit to their employees from day one of their engagement. The statement contains essential information about the employer and employee as well as indications about the employment relationship. In this article, we covered the similarities and differences between the written statement and employment contract. What goes into the …

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 …

Quick guide to employment contracts

Quick guide to employment contracts

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An employment contract is the legal form of the relationship between employee and employer. There is no strict requirement that the contract be in writing, and it does not have to take the form of a long, complicated legal document. English law does require employers to provide a written statement of employment within two months of them starting work. Crucially, …

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 or 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 …