As a business owner, you may find that you don’t work exclusively with your own employees. At times, you may hire the help of freelancers or self-employed workers. As a business-owner, it is important that you understand the difference between these categories, as it determines the rights of each individual; what your responsibilities are; and also has tax implications.
Employees have more rights than any other category of staff, which includes the right to bring a claim for unfair dismissal and redundancy pay. Workers may have fewer rights, although these include important ones such as the right to holiday pay and the national minimum wage.