Don’t you just love to get free stuff. Finding you don’t have to pay can be a great feeling especially when it’s a free contract or two. But not everything that is free is going to save you money, in fact some free contracts will cost you your business…
We have just finished reviewing a free employment contract from a prestigious membership organisation (and one I happen to be a member of!).
To our horror it :
If you use zero hours to get you some flexibility, remember that you can no longer demand exclusivity. The difference between a zero hours contract and a freelance contract can be hard to understand these days- but get it wrong and you will find yourself facing demands for back PAYE (plus penalties).
This one really is free and worth a lot of money – click here and claim a free review of your contract and make sure you really have got it straight.
Food for thought
We keep hearing from people who have paid thousands of pounds for employment law insurance – many of whom are locked into multi year contracts. We are pleased to announce that we have found a low cost (starting at £250 a year) insurance scheme that allows you to use us or any suitable advisor. No minimum terms – but you do have to be trading as a limited company. This is for directors and officers only.
Click here for more information and to get a quote on your premium.
Watch this space
Our next newesletter will be about the unpaid intern – don’t forget, calling them interns doesn’t mean you can always get them to work for free.
Next webinar dates
If you pay freelancers, make sure you have these dates on your calendar.
We founded Irenicon in 1980 to help employers make employment law work for them. We were always a mixed disciplinary practice – something quite revolutionary at the time. Over the years we have worked with some wonderful organisations, pushing the boundaries of how employment law can really be made to work without restricting the flow of the organisation.