Advice to businesses

  • Understand how an individual is engaged; are they an Employee, Worker or Self-employed Contractor?
  • Ensure that you are aware of the different employment rights that each type of engagement brings and make sure that you’re fully compliant with the minimum legislative requirements.
  • Don’t treat Workers and Self-employed Contractors exactly the same as your own employees as it might blur the employment relationship.
  • If people are provided to you by an agency or contractor, make sure that you find out how they are engaged as this might affect how they are managed.