There is a difference in law between a contract “for services” (ie, appointing an independent contractor on a freelance basis) and a contract “of service”, which establishes the relationship of employer and employee between the parties.
The minimum requirements for the existence of a contract of employment are mutuality of obligation and control.
If an employee completes four years’ continuous service under one or more fixed term contracts, the employee will be considered as permanent unless the fixed-term status can be objectively justified.
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