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We are a small Recruitment Consultancy and want to take on another recruitment consultant on a self employed commission only basis, they would work from home and set their own hours, although would like them to commit to a min of 30 hours a week. I would like to provide a laptop.

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Do I have to have an agreement where they are definitely paid the min wage?

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The idea is that they would receive 70% of the fees, but would be invoiced by us and paid to them when we are paid.

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