Employment Status - Part I

Posted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 8 November 2010 Issues covered:

Employment status has caused myriad problems for lawyers, employers, employees and even the judiciary over the years. We asked Gerald Buckley from Ronan Daly Jermyn Solicitors, Cork, to give us his views on the subject.

It has been dubbed the “elephant test”: instantly recognisable when one sees it but difficult to describe accurately.

Deciding whether a person is employed as an employee (under a contract of service) or as an independent contractor (under a contract for service) has and continues to have an important consideration for many persons, as much of the current employment legislation is geared at providing protection for employees only. In addition to this, current tax and social

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