Seasonal staff

My business gets busy over the festive period and a lot of my full-time staff have booked annual leave to be with their families. I’m therefore wondering whether to get some cover in over December and January. I assume these casual workers will just invoice me for their hours worked?  

1st December 2011

Not necessarily- temporary staff may still be employees, and particularly if they are doing a job that would normally be carried out by a member of your staff. You will also need to consider the regularity of their work, the duration of their days, the terms of their employment, etc.

Furthermore, although these workers are perhaps only employed for a short period of time, they may be entitled to accrue holiday under the Working Time Regulations at the rate of 5.6 weeks per year.

Part-time workers can be a complex area, so please seek the professional advice of your local TaxAssist Accountant.

By Jo Nockels

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