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....
Rights of short term workers

Rights of short term workers

If you’re taking on staff to cover a project, a seasonal need or to cover absence, you need to be aware what rights they have, particularly if you’re hoping a fixed term contract or other similar arrangement will relieve you of some of the responsibilities which come...
When to use a fixed-term contract

When to use a fixed-term contract

Most businesses use fixed term contracts at some point, but if you’ve not used them before, or aren’t sure whether a particular need you have or particular problem you have could be solved with a fixed term contract, here are some ideas of when you should (and...