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Daily Telegraph Tax Guide 2012, The by David Genders

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05

Working in employment

Most of us have worked for somebody else at some stage in our lives either on a full-time, or part-time basis.

Am I employed?

Generally speaking you are regarded as employed:

  • if you work for the same organization from day to day; and
  • you do not have the risks associated with the running of a business.

If the answer is ‘yes’ to most of the following questions then you will correctly have been categorized as having employee status:

  • do you have to do the work yourself?
  • can you be told where to work, when to work, how to work and what to do?
  • can you be moved from job to job?
  • do you have to work a set number of hours?
  • are you paid a regular wage or salary?
  • can you get additional pay for overtime and a bonus?
  • are you entitled ...

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