All articles by Kathryn McKinney

Independent contractor or an employee?

When engaging independent contractors, it is essential that businesses carry out a thorough analysis of the real nature of the relationship. An Employment Court ruling in May that a contract courier driver should properly be characterised as an employee (meaning he was entitled to a range of minimum wage, leave, personal grievance and other entitlements) has been described as having “huge implications across the entire industry”.

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