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Court orders Marksman to start paying employer NHT contribution

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Court orders Marksman to start paying employer NHT contribution

The Revenue Court in a landmark decision today ruled that security guards who are engaged by Marksman Limited are employees and not contract workers and that with effect the company should start paying its portion of National Housing Trust (NHT) statutory contributions

The Revenue Court in a landmark decision today ruled that security guards who are engaged by Marksman Limited are employees and not contract workers and that with effect the company should start paying its portion of National Housing Trust (NHT) statutory contributions.

Justice David Batts has, however, blocked efforts by NHT to recover $806 million in outstanding employer contributions being sought by the trust, claiming that the government entity took too long to act and that it would now be unfair to ask the security company to pay the statutory obligation.

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The amount which was being sought, which covers the period 2000-2016, included interest, penalties and surcharge and the principal sum of $477 million.

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Since 2017, the NHT and security companies have been at loggerheads over their refusal to comply with the trust’s declaration that the security guards whom they engaged are employees and not contract workers as indicated by them and as such, the businesses had an obligation to pay over two per cent of the workers’ earning as contribution in addition to the company’s three per cent portion.

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The companies however have only been paying the two per cent deducted from the guards while insisting that they are contract workers and essentially self-employed. 

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