The terms of contracts used by service company workers who obtain engagements through agencies tend to be of a standard form. Such contracts typically require the worker to:
In such cases, the opinion about the engagement is likely to be
that it would be employment.
Where a worker:
then we will normally say that the engagement would have been employment and therefore be covered by the new rules. Where the contract is for less than a month, then, although the engagement may still have been one of employment, the status position should be considered on a case by case basis.