Quick guide to employment contracts

Quick guide to employment contracts

Linkilaw Employee Regulations

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

Linkilaw Employee Regulations

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 …

Employees and contractors

Employees or contractors: which do you need?

Linkilaw Employee Regulations

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. …

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Protect Your Company’s Knowledge Advantage

Linkilaw Company Law, Employee Regulations, Internet Security, Motivation & Success, Startup Advice & Tips

Intellectual property has become quite the ‘catch phrase’ for perceived ownership of what a company conceives, creates or produces. In fact it’s only a part of the whole picture – the legal part, to be exact. While licencing and trademarking your brand and the items you sell is critical, it’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to …

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How to choose employment status and contracts ?

Linkilaw Employee Regulations

There are so many different ways to employ someone these days. From independent contractors (freelancers) and subcontracted work (through agencies or industry specialists) to workers and employees – it’s a thin line that separates the similarities from the distinctions. Yet, the one thing they all have in common is a contract of employment; something which defines the work to be …

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Your Options For Hiring Staff

Linkilaw Employee Regulations

Are you considering hiring staff to work alongside you for the first time? If the answer is yes, realise there are many elements involved in this decision. At the forefront is making sure the timing is right. Taking too large a leap of faith (too soon), because you are envisioning certain success, may very well end up depleting vital capital …