How to differentiate between an employee and a self-employed person

Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 25 July 2016
Jennifer Cashman
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"How do I differentiate between an employee and a self- employed person and what are the implications for the employer. How do I handle it?"

As reported in the Guardian on 19th July last, in a tribunal hearing described as “the case of the year in UK employment law”, lawyers working for a group of Uber drivers will argue that the terms and conditions of their work with the company mean that they are not technically self-employed and should be entitled to a range of benefits that they currently do not receive.  Annie Powell, a solicitor at law firm Leigh Day who will represent the drivers, was quoted in the Guardian as saying that the case hinged on two things: the nature of Uber’s

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