The Fair Work Ombudsman (Ombudsman) is out to correct many misconceptions regarding young workers. This is because too many employers mistakenly believe that a range of practices involving young workers are acceptable when they are actually unlawful. This is concerning due to the Ombudsman treating cases involving young people more seriously which means they […]
FACT SHEET – EMPLOYMENT LAW
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AND AN EMPLOYEE?
When preparing contracts in relation to the engagement of a worker it is important to determine whether the worker is an employee or an independent contractor. There are important differences in your obligations to the worker depending on the worker’s status.
If you answer yes to most of these questions, it is likely that the worker is an independent contractor:
Does the worker decide how and where the work is performed?
Does the worker decide when the work is performed?
Does the worker bear the cost of delay if deadlines are not met?
Can the […]