Working with
Freelancers
Avoid expensive mistakes
by following my simple
advice
1. What is a freelancer?
2. How to ensure that your freelancer is not actually an employee
3. The wording you need to incl...
Problem
•Lack of knowledge about issues that might arise
•Not knowing what to include in a contract
•Reluctance to take on...
Interesting facts about me:
Lead on
ITV’s
BILLION
pound deal
for digital
switchover
Internet
Marketing
Devotee
Ex Board
Di...
Employee
Worker
Contractor (freelancer,
consultant, associate)
CONTROL
Work set
amount of
hours?
Have to do
work
themselves?
Can you
move them
from task to
task?
Paid by
hour, week
or m...
CONTROL
Hire
someone
else to do
work
Risk their
own
money?
Provide
own
equipment?
Paid fixed
price?
Decide
where,
when &ho...
Wording to include in your contract:
Case
Study 1
…………….
………….
……………..
What
she
didn’t
have
1 ....………………….
2 …………………….
3 …………………….
I own the content
I own the IP, that
will be another
£5,000 to use the
content
Possible court case…
Wording to include in your contract:
Case
Study 2
…………….
……………
……………..
Wording to include in your contract:
Case
Study 3
…………….
……………
……………..
Wording to include in your contract:
Lose all
clients
Potential unfair
dismissal claims
Issues with trademarking
and selling business
Wasted time,
stress, impa...
Other
things to
consider:
1 …………………
2 …………………
3 …………………
SOLUTIONS
Check not
employee
Use Freelance
Status
Checklist
Restructure
where
necessary
Be alert to
the issues
Use Freelan...
1. Go through the Freelance Status
Checklist to ensure that your
freelancer is not an employee
2. Go through the Freelance...
• Stress free recruitment of your ideal employee
• Franchising, the final frontier…. Is it for you?
• How to prepare your ...
Any questions?
Thank You!
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  • Working with freelancers advance

    1. 1. Working with Freelancers Avoid expensive mistakes by following my simple advice
    2. 2. 1. What is a freelancer? 2. How to ensure that your freelancer is not actually an employee 3. The wording you need to include in your contract to cover yourself in case the freelancer is deemed to be an employee 4. Case study number 1 and why you need to include an Intellectual Property assignment 5. Case study number 2 and why you need to include a non-solicitation clause 6. Case study number 3 and why you need to protect your confidential information and know-how 7. Other key protections 8. Free checklists and wording We will be covering:
    3. 3. Problem •Lack of knowledge about issues that might arise •Not knowing what to include in a contract •Reluctance to take on “traditional” lawyer Effect •Might be an employee – additional cost and liability •Risk losing key clients, paying £000s and going bust •Stress and anxiety, emotional and physical strain Solution •Be aware of the issues •Use your Freelance Status Checklist •Use the right legal wording in your contract
    4. 4. Interesting facts about me: Lead on ITV’s BILLION pound deal for digital switchover Internet Marketing Devotee Ex Board Director of a £100m+ Internation al Property Business Happily Married & 2 x Perfect Littluns aged 2.5 & 0.5 Solicitor of the Year Runner Up Twice…
    5. 5. Employee Worker Contractor (freelancer, consultant, associate)
    6. 6. CONTROL Work set amount of hours? Have to do work themselves? Can you move them from task to task? Paid by hour, week or month? Can they get overtime or bonus? Tel them where to work and how to do it Employment indicators
    7. 7. CONTROL Hire someone else to do work Risk their own money? Provide own equipment? Paid fixed price? Decide where, when &how to work Regularly work for different people? Freelance indicators
    8. 8. Wording to include in your contract:
    9. 9. Case Study 1 ……………. …………. ……………..
    10. 10. What she didn’t have 1 ....…………………. 2 ……………………. 3 …………………….
    11. 11. I own the content I own the IP, that will be another £5,000 to use the content Possible court case…
    12. 12. Wording to include in your contract:
    13. 13. Case Study 2 ……………. …………… ……………..
    14. 14. Wording to include in your contract:
    15. 15. Case Study 3 ……………. …………… ……………..
    16. 16. Wording to include in your contract:
    17. 17. Lose all clients Potential unfair dismissal claims Issues with trademarking and selling business Wasted time, stress, impact on health Wasted money
    18. 18. Other things to consider: 1 ………………… 2 ………………… 3 …………………
    19. 19. SOLUTIONS Check not employee Use Freelance Status Checklist Restructure where necessary Be alert to the issues Use Freelance Checklist Carry out recommended actions Put legal protections in place Include necessary wording in contract See wording in this webinar
    20. 20. 1. Go through the Freelance Status Checklist to ensure that your freelancer is not an employee 2. Go through the Freelance Checklist to remind yourself of the risks and how to deal with them 3. If you don’t already have an adequate contract in place, draft one including the necessary wording Action Plan:
    21. 21. • Stress free recruitment of your ideal employee • Franchising, the final frontier…. Is it for you? • How to prepare your business for outside investment • The legalities of running an e-commerce store • How to buy or sell a business with confidence Forthcoming Webinars:
    22. 22. Any questions? Thank You!

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