“Subcontractor” actually an employee

The judgement of Yurdaer Yetis v HMRC (2012) was released yesterday and makes for an interesting read in relation to employment status. As with the case of Slush Puppie v HMRC, this employment status dispute at the Tax Tribunal was a result of an individual claiming they were an employee. In this case HMRC assessed.. read more →

Slush Puppie Avoid Brain Freeze

In a slightly unusual case both Slush Puppie and HMRC ended up arguing an employment status case at the tax tribunals when neither party really wanted to. The Facts The case was a result of a disgruntled self-employed worker writing to HMRC saying that he was in fact an employee of Slush Puppie and therefore.. read more →

More companies switch to Marble

Within the last month alone we have taken on three new clients who were all previously using different companies to protect them from employment status challenges. Having met with each of them it was clear that although they were getting good customer service, they were simply not getting the level of protection they first believed.. read more →

Lap dancer wins employment status dispute…

The price of a lap dance may just have gone up following the recent employment status dispute in the case of Quashie v Stringfellow Restaurants Ltd [2012]. Miss Quashie was engaged as a self-employed lap dancer at Stringfellow’s restaurant where, in 2008 she was dismissed for taking and dealing drugs. She subsequently brought a claim.. read more →

Using a CIS payroll company? Choose carefully!

If your business is considering using a company to protect you from employment status challenges, choose that company very carefully. There are other companies offering similar services as Marble however subtle differences in how they operate (and what they offer) have significant implications on the protection they may or may not provide your company with. Payroll and.. read more →