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What are temporary and seasonal workers? 

You’ve been running your company for several years now, and you have a solid core team. Nonetheless, there are always going to be staffing scenarios for which you need to be prepared. 

If you need to fill some gaps in your time, you may opt to utilize temporary or seasonal workersWhat’s the difference between them? 

Temporary workers come through an agency

Usually, temporary workers (temps) are provided by an agency. In exchange for this, you will offer the agency a fee for finding the appropriate staff to suit your needs. Often, temps are utilized to cover maternity leave or another period where key staff members are off for a few months. 

The temporary worker is technically employed by the agency, so it is largely up to them to cover their labor rights. Nonetheless, you will still need to offer them a working environment that is safe and free from discrimination and harassment. 

What are seasonal workers? 

Depending on your business model, you may be busier at certain times of the year. For instance, many companies get a rush over the Christmas period. During these times, you might need to take on some extra help in the form of seasonal workers. 

Seasonal workers tend to work part-time over a period of a few months. Often, employers are so impressed by their performance that seasonal workers are offered full-time positions after the seasonal period. The key difference between seasonal workers and temps is that the former is employed by you, thus, you are responsible for their labor rights. 

Understanding the different types of available workers will help ensure that you classify them correctly. If you are having issues with employee classification, obtaining some legal guidance will help to protect your company. 

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