If you are a company looking to employ temporary staff but are worried about the legal aspects of this then perhaps an Umbrella Company could help?
As an employer there are certain legal obligations you face when employing staff and employing temporary staff can be equally complex.
In this day and age it is not possible to just pay people cash in hand. if they don't pay their tax then you can be held liable.
There are also statutory rights such as holiday pay, sick pay and maternity pay/paternity pay.
An Umbrella helps by becoming the employer of the contractor or freelancer. This means you as the end client contract direct with the umbrella company for a provision of services. The umbrella company is then responsible for all the statutory requirements that come with being the employer.
For more information on Umbrella Companies please call PayMatters on 0800 121 6513.