Becoming an employer? Do not be afraid

Becoming an employer? Do not be afraid

Thinking of taking on your first employee but afraid of what this may involve? Don’t panic, help is at hand! Here is a summary of some of the key things you should first consider: Financial issues 1. You will need register as an employer with HMRC up to 4 weeks before...
Employment status – who decides?

Employment status – who decides?

We frequently get clients who say they only want to hire someone on a casual basis, or they have someone who they want to hire but who wants to be self-employed. But is employment status something employers or workers can decide or agree on? The simple answer is no....
Casual worker rights

Casual worker rights

If you engage staff on zero hours contracts who are genuinely casual workers (see article here to check), then you must remember that they still have some employment rights. Casual staff are defined as workers, not employees or self-employed individuals, and workers...
All about zero hours contracts

All about zero hours contracts

There has been much discussion recently about the use of controversial ‘zero hours’ contracts. Many see them as exploitative of workers; however flexibility can prove invaluable to employers in certain circumstances, meaning they are unlikely to go away anytime soon....