Welcome to Workline UK – we offer free advice on essential topics relating to employment and contracts.
(Updated 2014). Offering advice since 2006 and previously funded for 2 years by the UK Film Council and Skillset, to provide free employment advice to those working in the UK Film and TV Industries, Workline is now hosted by Freelance Advisor to offer this service to a wider audience.
Search for the information you need by using the Freelance Advisor search box on the top right or by clicking this link to all the Workline articles (it’s a long list!). We also have a FAQ and an Employers sections below and here are direct links to our most-popular articles:
- Am I an employee, self-employed or a worker? (your status)
- Who can have self-employed status in the film, TV and production industries?
- Your legal status and IR35
- What is a Contractor?
- Guide to Internships
- Volunteers and Voluntary Worker
- Guide to Apprenticeships
- What are my main employment rights?
- Written statement and contracts
- Fixed Term Contracts – what are they and how do they come to an end?
- Part-Time Workers Rights
- What are Zero Hours contracts?
- Trust and Confidence – what does it mean?
- Custom and Practice, implied and express contractual terms
- Taking a Second Job
- All about References……
- The Working Time Regulations – holidays and rest breaks
- Calculating Holiday Pay – current confusions!
- Guide to Maternity Leave and pay
- Guide to Adoption Leave and pay
- Parental Leave
- Paternity Leave and Pay
- The Right to request flexible working and request training
- The Minimum Wage and Overtime
- Pay and Wages, Pay Cuts, Unauthorised Deductions to Pay
- SSP, Sickness and Fit Notes
- The Agency Workers Regulations in detail
- The Conduct of Employment Agencies Regulations
- Care Workers – what are your rights at work?
- Pre-Termination Negotiations and Settlement Agreements
- Without Prejudice Rules
- How your Employment can come to an end
- Employment Tribunals
- Guide to Redundancy
- Pension Auto-Enrolment Details
- Disciplinary and Dismissal Procedures
- Disciplinary procedures – common mistakes made by Employer
- Grievance Procedures
- Discrimination – the Equality Act 2010
- What is Religious Discrimination
- and Disability Discrimination in more detail
- Is Employment Law putting you off expanding your business?
- Small Business Owners – a guide to the documents you need when employing staff
- Small Business Owners, how to attract and work well with freelancers
- Guide to Employee Shareholder contracts
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Our advice is for all on this website:
- PAYE Employees (on permanent or fixed term contracts),
- Workers (casuals, agency temps),
- the Self-employed/Freelancers/Contractors and
Seperately, away from this website, we also offer a paid service for Employers who need ongoing or adhoc support from a HR professional but do not yet have their own HR department - see how The HR Kiosk can help you as employment law gets more complicated and penalties for non-compliance increase. We provide value-for-money and pragmatic employment advice and solutions for those awkward time-consuming staffing problems, when you need it. And essential employment documents, tailored to your business, that keep you legally compliant!
And at The HR Kiosk we also offer a paid service for Contractors/Freelancers/Employees to help with their complicated employment related problems – our fees are low to reflect the day-to-day pressures on individuals and you can hire us for as much time as you need.
Our advice on this website covers the full range of employment/contract issues, except we do not provide advice on careers, CV’s, job hunting, work-experience or training (there are many others who do – see our recommendations below).
Looking for career, job-hunting, work-experience, recruitment or training advice?
We are not able to offer this advice, so we suggest taking a look at the following services:
- Freelance vacancies on Freelance Advisor here
- Workline’s Useful Links page here
- Skillset provides careers advice, training and more for the UK’s creative industries – see how they can help you here. Skillset is the Sector Skills Council (SSC) for Creative Media which comprises TV, film, radio, interactive media, animation, computer games, facilities, photo imaging, publishing, advertising and fashion and textiles.