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Are Self Employed people a risk to your business?

January 6, 2020

There are a number of easy checks to determine if someone is genuinely self-employed, they should-

  • Provide their own equipment;

     

  • Are not made to wear a branded uniform, or drive a branded vehicle;Have genuine control over pricing and invoicing;

     

  • Are not paid wages;

     

  • They set their own hours and are not closely monitored by the organisation for which they work (for example through 'vehicle tracking' or other forms of software);

     

In recent years, there has been nothing short of an explosion of businesses who prefer to pay people on a self-employed basis rather than employ them directly.

 

There are big risks to using self-employed people when in reality they should be classed a workers or even employees.

 

We recommend that you should-

  • Audit your workers who you consider to be self-employed;

     

  • Review your contract for services document;

     

  • Educate your line managers about how to manage self-employed workers;

     

  • Educate your finance staff about how to manage self-employed workers;

     

  • Don’t be complacent;

     

Do you -

  • Require help?

     

  • Not sure what to do?

     

  • Would like an independent party to help you audit your existing contracts?

     

  • Need to reissue or rewrite contracts?

     

You can contact us for support with these and all other everyday HR issues. 

 

We will be organising a seminar in the next few weeks which will cover the potential risks employers can face by using false self-employment.

 

If you are interested in attending this seminar call us on 07375 097443 or e-mail enquiries@lbjconsultants.co.uk

 

 

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