Factors to consider when deciding if contractor is employee?

Posted in : Mar on 26 March 2013
Linda Hynes
Lewis Silkin
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This month’s topic focuses on independent contractors and Linda has compiled a checklist to guide Legal-Island subscribers on the factors to be considered when deciding if a contractor is really an employee.

Due to the current economic climate, people who may have been previously happy to maintain their status as independent contractors and may now seek to be viewed as employees in order to avail of employment law protection. The distinction between an employee and an independent contractor is of critical importance for both the person providing the services and the company/person using the services.

If the services are provided by an independent contractor then the relationship is purely

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This article is correct at 06/08/2015

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Linda Hynes
Lewis Silkin

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