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The HR Headmistress' blog
25th October 2016
We are witnessing the increasing growth of the ‘gig’ economy. A gig economy is an environment in which temporary positions are common and organisations contract with independent workers for short-term engagements. Some of the largest...
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15th January 2016
In the vast majority of cases employees are bound by the terms of an employment contract. Even if you’ve not provided your employees with written terms of employment there is still a contract in place. The problem is that if written terms...
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14th March 2014
Many companies that use self-employed contractors may have one or two for whom they are the only client. We come across the situation where the contractor works five days a week for the same company and has done so for years in some cases, he has...
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21st February 2014
This week the Government announced that UK unemployment had fallen by another 125,000 (its 15th consecutive monthly drop now taking UK employment above 30 million and female employment to 14 million), and that in the year to December average...
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11th October 2013
In determining whether a person is employed or self-employed, there are a number of tests. The starting point is whether there is mutuality of obligation. Without it, there can be employed status. Even if is there it does not automatically mean...
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