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Employment Status

We recognise the need for flexibility in the workforce and that different roles require different types of arrangements.

We regularly advise organisations about all aspects of their non-permanent workforce, including the suitability of arrangements, appropriate agreements, rights and obligations, and dealing with any disputes which arise.

Employment status

The growth of the “gig economy”, the demands for greater flexibility the tax and national insurance benefits of self-employment and Government reviews of employment status have brought the issue of employment status to the top of the agenda for many employers.

With extensive experience of the complex issues involved, our employment and employment tax lawyers can guide businesses through this tricky area and help workforces plan for the challenges of the 21st Century or defend themselves from challenges whether from unions, their workforce or HMRC.

All things atypical

We help businesses with any “non-standard” working arrangements and issues related to:

  • Apprentices
  • employment agencies
  • employers of record
  • casual / zero hours workers
  • the gig or platform economy
  • IR35
  • self-employment, contractors, freelancers and consultants
  • secondments and other staff augmentation
  • insourcing / outsourcing of labour
  • interns / volunteers
  • flexible and remote working
  • fixed term / part time employees

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