Insights

Is my developer an employee?

- May 9, 2013 2 MIN READ

Things are progressing well at your start-up. Despite not knowing how to code, you found a talented engineer who loves your idea. Over a hand-shake deal and several cash payments, he’s been building your app for six months and there’s plenty more features to roll out. He still does the odd job for other start-ups, but yours takes up 90% of his time – he even spends five days a week with you at your co-working space, which you pay for.

Insights

There is no such thing as a free worker!

- February 8, 2013 5 MIN READ

A common theme with start-ups is the hunt for cheap (read: free) labour – and with a pool of eager-beaver workers (read: students looking for a CV-booster) putting their hand up to work for peanuts, it is very tempting for over-worked founders to get some “interns” to share the load.

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Those “Interns” in your Startup may be entitled to a Pay Day…

- October 31, 2012 3 MIN READ

It is becoming a trend in the startup scene to “get an intern” – but there is a definite misconception out there between someone working for free and an internship, which by definition is basically an educational program in which majority of the benefit should go to the intern NOT the company they are working for.