There are three main types of employment status: employees, workers and independent contractors. Definitions and Rights
Various legal tests to determine employment status have evolved through common law, the most important of which are mutuality of obligation, direction and control and personal service. Factors required for Employee Status
Employees enjoy the full range of statutory employment rights whereas workers have fewer rights — both employees and workers are, however, entitled to paid annual holidays, rest breaks, to the National Minimum Wage and to protection against unlawful discrimination. Workers’ Employment Rights
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