SMS campaign: employee or contractor

We sent you an SMS because you recently placed a job ad stating applicants must have an Australian business number (ABN).

When hiring a new worker, it's important you check whether the arrangement you are entering into is employment or contracting.

Your business is responsible for ensuring your workers are correctly hired as either an employee or contractor, and you're meeting the required tax and super obligations.


Having an ABN does not make a worker a contractor for every job they do.

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Many businesses mistakenly pay their workers as contractors when they are really employees according to the law. This mistake could cost your business. Penalties for not paying tax, super and other employee entitlements can quickly add up.

Work it out

Get an answer about whether your worker is an employee or contractor:

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    Last modified: 12 Sep 2014QC 42356