What is a private employer?

An employer is a person who makes a payment to somebody who has been hired to carry out work either in an employment relationship or for individual assignments. A private employer in this brochure means a person who hires an employee as a private individual.

There are two exceptions that apply to this:

  • You are not an employer if the person you hire carries out the assignment as a part of their business. 
  • You are also not an employer if the salary or the fee is less than specific minimum levels.