Employment and pensions

Contingent workforce

We help organisations in the UK and globally operate modern flexible workforces. In this era of increased global interest in progressive and ever-changing styles of workforce and contract labour, we are experts on managing labour law, tax and regulatory risk. We regularly support clients on international staffing, managed service provision and recruitment process outsourcing projects, offering agency worker, independent contractor and ‘Statement of Work’ advice for users and suppliers using market-leading contract models. We also advise on VAT and contract staff, equal pay, co-employment claims, worker misclassification claims, tax debt transfer, Agency Workers Directive, Intermediaries and umbrella/PEO legislation and pension liability issues.

We work with both hirers and suppliers, so we have a deep understanding of the issues and requirements around using contingent workers. We help US thought-leaders and staffing industry analysts to bring best advice to global hirers and suppliers of flexible workforces, and the UK government uses our advice on major new legislation in the area. We have industry-leading contract and regulatory expertise in sectors such as healthcare, IT, financial services, engineering, construction, logistics and oil and gas.

Our international team of staffing experts has advised on 20 global staffing, MSP and RPO contracts covering 45 countries in the last two years.

Experience


Allegis

Advised on six global master agency, MSP and RPO deals, and international compliance advice relating to independent contractors and temps.

Trust Tech

Advised on acquisition of UK staffing company MTrec and analysis of impact of recent developments on the future profitability of UK staffing companies.

Cisco

Advised on a global risk management project relating to contingent workers.

MBO Partners

Advised on international joint venture and licensing arrangement relating to global best practice for international independent contractor compliance.

Swift

Advised on global compliance and regulatory review for leading oil and gas staffing group.

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