This event is now over and took place on Wed 11 Jun 2014

Event Summary

Understanding the employment status of your staff is crucial, not least because it determines the extent of your legal obligations. A lot of recent media attention has focused on the increasing use of unpaid interns, workers engaged on zero hours contracts and a growing trend towards flexible working practices. These arrangements have sparked considerable debate and focused the gaze of the public (and HMRC) towards employers who are perceived to be exploiting their workforce through sham categorisation.

This two-hour seminar is designed to provide delegates with a clear and practical understanding of:

  • The categories of employment status and how to distinguish between them
  • The different rights that apply to each category
  • Understanding and maintaining the distinction
  • The tax implications of employment status
  • The right to opt-out of the minimum wage provisions
  • Atypical workers and trends
  • What, if any, is the distinction between an intern and a volunteer
  • Employee shareholder status

Delegates will participate in practical workshops, which will bridge the gap between theory and practice.

2 CPD points are available for this course.

Why choose this course?

Delegates will receive:

  • A detailed and practical explanation of the different categories of employment status
  • Comprehensive notes and materials
  • Step-by-step guidance on how to determine employment status
  • A table summarising the statutory rights available to the different categories
  • Precedent volunteer and intern agreements

Who should attend?

  • HR managers and directors
  • In-house legal counsel
  • CEOs and CFOs
  • Line managers and directors
  • Trustees and non-executive directors


£75 (excl. VAT)


BWB, 2-6 Cannon St., London EC4M 6YH

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