Wednesday June 3, 2020

When is an employee not an employee?

Debate is raging over flexible working relationships

22nd May, 2016
When does someone get called an employee? Pic: Pixabay

A recent decision of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has, once again, given rise to a question mark over when a person employed by a company can be found, legally, not to be an actual employee.

On March 8, the WRC held that a Spanish au pair was an employee of her host family. As an employee, the WRC held that the au pair was entitled to the protection of various pieces of employment legislation,...

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