Keep reading below to find out why you need to know the difference...
Be warned! The Labour Relations Amendment Act changes the way you treat fixed-term and temporary employees!
If you use fixed–term contracts in your workplace, you need to make sure they're in line with the new Labour Relations Amendment Act which came into effect on 1 April 2015.
If you don't know how to implement and manage fixed-term and temporary contracts you could land up with an unfair labour practice case on your hands!
Find out more here...
Why you need to know the difference between employees and independent contractors
Because most labour laws only protect employees. They don't protect independent contractors. As the employer, you have to prove the person is an independent contractor, and isn't an employee. You can do that by using the table below to make sure…
Five types of employees you could confuse with independent contractors
Be careful though, there are some workers you could confuse with 'independent contractors' and not give them any rights.
1. Occasional employees who work less than 24 hours in any month;
2. Temporary or fixed-term employees;
3. Part-time employees;
4. Probationary employees; and
5. Agency assignees.
Click here to find out how you need to treat fixed-term and temporary employees and how the labour laws affect you...