Hiring employees or taking on self-employed workers?

Staff recruitment can be an intensive and expensive process taking up time and resources, with lots of potential to get things wrong. Your staff are the people who deliver your organisation’s vision and objectives, so it’s important to get recruitment right.

Join us for our next employment law briefing, held in partnership with Martin Searle Solicitors and delivered by Fiona Martin, Director and Head of Employment Law.

In this briefing Fiona will provide practical and legal information to enable you to make an informed decision as to whether to employ someone or to hire a freelancer.

By the end of the briefing you will understand:

  • the difference between an employee, a worker and a self-employed contractor, and what kind of contract and working patterns you need to set up to establish their status
  • the pros and cons of employing someone directly versus hiring a self-employed contractor or using an agency
  • employment law legislation that applies to workers as well as employees
  • the tax rules so that your company is not liable for any underpayment


Date: Wednesday 11 October 2017
Time: 9.30-12.30 (time for one-to-one queries 12-12.30pm)
Venue: BMECP Centre, 10a Fleet Street, Brighton (Rose Room)

Organisations Annual Income Members Non-members*
Under £250,000 £25 £30
Over £250,000 £40 £45

* Organisations who are not members of ours, but who are a charity or community group operating in Brighton, Hove, Adur or Worthing.

Some bursary places are available to groups with an income of less than £35,000 per year. Please ask us about bursary places when making your booking.

To book: get in touch with us on training@bhcommunityworks.org.uk or 01273 234023


“What a brilliant session – Fiona was clear, informal, intelligent and responsive”

“What a brilliant session – Fiona was clear, informal, intelligent and responsive”

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