The NFRN’s employment specialists JEL has produced a checklist which sets out the important factors that tribunals would look at when determining if news delivery staff are employees or self-employed.

There are a number of factors that indicate whether an individual may either be an employee or self-employed. Individuals not meeting the higher benchmark of being an “employee” may still have “worker” status. Workers are entitled to fewer statutory rights than employees, but do have some key legal rights, including paid holiday, protection from discrimination, entitlement to the national minimum wage and protection against unlawful deduction from wages.

In determining employment status the courts, tribunals and HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will look at all aspects of the arrangement and no single test will be conclusive in all cases. In addition, tribunals and HMRC may have different approaches to this test.

You can download the checklist here

If you are still unsure as to whether your staff should be employed or self employed we would advise that you call NFRN Legal on 03303 031457 and speak directly to an employment expert.

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