It's Uber Complicated
So - you have workers. But do they qualify as employees, for holidays, SSP and pension, rest breaks, minimum wage etc?
To get to that answer, one potential solution from the Taylor Review* is the provision of an online 'tool' for workers, to assess their legal employment status.
If a person is not self-employed for example, the burden of proof could then be put on the employer to disprove that in an employment tribunal.
Insight from The Little Shop of HRsTM
Don’t just expect the answer to be that they don’t qualify as an employee because you made no offer of employment. Determine the exact employment status of each worker - self-employed or employee, so as to mitigate the risks of costly tribunals.
Employers - Get Your Free Employee Status Tool Here
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