Are my drivers employees or subcontractors?

There are a few common misconceptions about employment status – many people believe that it’s not possible for a worker to be truly self-employed if they only carry out work for one company. This is far from the truth though, particularly in the transport industry.The very fact that a subcontractor provides their own (whether owned, hired or leased) vehicle is almost good enough to be an overriding factor to prove self-employment. There would need to be very substantial pointers towards employment (like paid holidays, hourly pay and requirement to supply proof of sickness when you’re absent) for self-employment not to be provable – if that’s what the ‘employer’ and the subcontractor want of course. Read More…

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Posted by Alec at 3:54 pm, March 31, 2008