When contract work is employment in disguise

The rise of the gig economy has seen many people who work for one employer classed incorrectly as independent contractors. Happily, this is changing

29th July, 2018

Employment relationships can be neatly divided into two categories – the employee and the independent contractor. The legal distinction between the two is clear in theory, but can easily become blurred in practice.

As a general rule, an employee is typically working under the direct control of an employer in return for remuneration. Once that employee is available for work, they are entitled to be paid. Employees don’t tend to enjoy much discretion as to...

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