ABOUT THE NATIONAL CONTEXT FOR OPENING UP SHOP
In the UK1, there are three categories of employment status: employees, workers, and the self-employed, and the rights and protections an individual is afforded will depend on their status. Employees enjoy the highest level of rights and protections which are governed by their employment contract as well as a wide range of domestic and European laws.
Clyde & Co has one of the largest market-leading employment teams in London, as well as teams in Scotland and Manchester, providing high quality, commercial and pragmatic advice when needed. We provide the full range of assistance in relation to employment issues and we are also one of the few London based employment groups that have dedicated pensions and immigration teams sitting alongside us which enables us to provide a complete service to HR teams.
1This guide relates to the law in England & Wales. Much of the relevant legislation also applies in Scotland. Northern Ireland has a separate statutory code although much of its employment law is coordinated with that of England, Wales and Scotland. This guide is therefore not to be used as authority for the law in Scotland or Northern Ireland.