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What is triangular employment?

Thursday 6 June, 2019

Usually employment is a relationship directly between an employer and an employee.

Triangular employment is where a labour-hire agency (primary employer) contracts the services of its employees to other businesses (secondary employer).

Those business (secondary employers) pay a fee to the agency (primary employer) to cover the cost of the worker’s service, plus a profit margin for the agency. The agency then pays the worker, who agrees to work for the host under their business requirements.

It can be confusing to get your head around triangular employment and how it all works. In particular, the rights and obligations an employee has and who with.

If you have any concerns or questions around your triangular employment, or the type of employment you have, give us a call for some free advice.

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