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  • Important considerations when hiring workers

    With Christmas fast approaching, you may be thinking about hiring people to work for your business.

    Before you hire a worker, you should always determine whether they're considered an employee or contractor. Part of getting your tax and super obligations right is getting the worker classification correct. You can use our Employee/contractor decision tool to help guide your decision.

    It's important to note that penalties and charges may apply if you incorrectly classify a worker and fail to meet the relevant obligations or entitlements for that worker.

    You can also use our checklists to discover what is required of you during the employment process.

    If this is the first time you've hired a worker, you can use the Hiring employees checklist on business.gov.au to help you meet all your obligations as an employer under Australian law.

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    Last modified: 30 Nov 2020QC 64229