For most businesses, it’s obvious what title you give to your workers. A shop needs an assistant. A supermarket needs a cashier. A restaurant needs cooks. A salon needs hair stylists. But what’s not always clear is how you should categorize those people. Should they be employees or independent contractors?

With new laws falling into place on an almost weekly basis its easy to get confused and flustered about all this. For example, hiring a contractor to help you out with a painting and decorating contract would be considered a “contractor” but if he or she is then invited back to help out on another job or maybe another two or three, because they proved they are a reliable and talented painter & decorator, they could be considered as a member of staff and this changes how you pay them and recruit them

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