Thu 20 Apr 2017

16:00 - 18:00

Event Summary

Understanding the employment status of your workforce is crucially important. In the age of ‘the gig economy’ and ‘agile working’ it is increasingly difficult for employers to say, with confidence, whether an individual is an employee, a worker or an independent contractor. It is a particular challenge for awarding bodies, which typically rely upon an extended and flexible workforce consisting of both employed and self-employed individuals.

The consequences of getting this wrong are stark: the potential risks include substantial claims for back pay (including up to two years’ holiday pay) and action by HMRC to recover unpaid tax.

The aim of this seminar is to demystify employment status and provide a practical guide.

This seminar will cover

  • Recent cases including Uber, CitySprint, Hermes (and others).
  • A practical guide to the difference between employees, workers and contractors
  • Tax implications: the different approaches adopted by the tax tribunals and employment tribunals
  • How to identify and gauge risks within existing contractual arrangements
  • Opportunities – understanding the potential of alternative employment models

Why chose this course

Delegates will receive:

  • A detailed and practical guidance note on the law
  • A summary of recent and relevant high profile cases
  • 2 precedent contracts
  • An opportunity to ask questions, and network before and after the event.

Who should attend

  • HR managers and directors
  • In-house counsel
  • CEOs and CFOs
  • Line managers and directors


3:30pm registration

4:00pm seminar

6:00pm finish





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