Date: Nov 21, 2019
By: Staff writer, with CNA
The Ministry of Labor on Tuesday issued guidelines aimed at clarifying whether workers should be deemed employees or contractors in labor contracts.
The guidelines are not legally binding, but are designed to help businesses, workers and government agencies to make better determinations.
Under the guidelines, whether a worker should be considered an employee or not largely depends on their level of subordination, or more simply, how much independence they have in determining aspects of their work.
Determining factors include whether workers are allowed to freely choose when, where and how they work, if they can freely refuse assigned work and if they face consequences for violating company regulations. [FULL STORY]