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Employee or contractor

Employee or contractor
Businesses can use this tool to work out whether a worker is an employee or contractor. It will give you a decision based on your answers to some questions.
Employee or contractor - what's the difference
Find out the main differences between working as an employee and working as a contractor.
Employees treated as contractors
You risk penalties and charges if you incorrectly treat an employee as a contractor. You can make a tip-off about a business that is wrongly treating employees as contractors.
How to work it out: employee or contractor
To work out whether your worker is an employee or contractor you need to look at the whole working arrangement. Your worker isn’t automatically a contractor just because they have an ABN or specialist skills or you only need them during busy periods. Our Employee/contractor decision tool makes it easy to work out if you have tax and super obligations.