Revamped your business?



If you’ve recently made changes to how you run your business, you may need to consider if each of your workers is an employee or contractor.

It’s important to correctly classify your workers as it affects:

  • your tax, super and other obligations
  • your workers’ entitlements.

To classify workers, you need to consider the whole working relationship. Here are some key things to remember:

  • An employee works in your business for your business, while a contractor is running their own business.
  • Apprentices, trainees, labourers and trade assistants are always employees, never contractors.

Our checklists can help you understand what your obligations are for each worker and what you need to do to get it right.

If you’re hiring for the first time, the Employment Contract Tool can help you make a basic employment contract for full-time, part-time and casual employees who are covered by an award.

It’s important to keep up-to-date records, including records that support your classification of your workers.


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