Independent Contractor Arrangements

Whether an individual is an employee or an independent contractor can prove difficult to determine in certain instances. The issue is governed by decisions of common law courts over time based on several legal tests. If a court or Fair Work Australia determine an independent contractor relationship is actually an employer/employee relationship the employer will be exposed to potential award breaches, underpayment of wages claims, sham contracting penalties and breach of the Fair Work Act regarding National Employment Standards.
If you wish to enter into a contractor relationship ensure it is a genuine contracting relationship and make sure you have a correctly drafted agreement which reflects this. We can do this for you. For further information contact us on 1300 393 519 or e: