Everyone must have been given a contract within two months of their start date it doesn’t matter if you a full-time, part-time, contract or even a casual employee. This is a legal requirement often overlooked and it can lead to tribunal proceedings even if the employee is still a member of your staff.


Who cares about status? Well, HMRC for one, and you too should be clear in your own mind whether you are really employed or self employed and if you are an employer whether your arrangements with your staff are accurate and legal.


Tribunals are a costly, time consuming and emotional experience for employers and that is just if you win. If you lose, it can be expensive.


Making people redundant is costly and stressful for employers as well as employees. Employers, if you are concerned about costly tribunal cases and how you could be affected, please contact us.

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