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I am regarded as a freelance, part-time worker who is self-employed. My working hours are erratic and payment is by verbal arrangement and is a mix of piece work and hourly rates. It would seem therefore that I’m outside the scope of the minimum wage and working hours regulations. Can this be right?

I wonder if you’re really self-employed? You may work for several different people, but if you have to turn up for work on their premises at the time they state, do the work you’re told to do and leave when they say, you may well be employed by them. Unless you present them with an invoice for work done, you are probably entitled to the minimum wage and paid holidays. Discuss this in detail with your employers.

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