Being an employee is different from being a contractor. If you're a contractor, you're self-employed and you're running your own business. If you're an employee, you're working in another person's business.
Whether you’re a contractor or an employee could change for each job you do.
If the business you work for incorrectly classifies you as a contractor, when you should really be treated as an employee, you could be missing out on things like sick leave, holiday pay, super and work cover.
If you are working as an apprentice, labourer or trainee you will always be an employee for tax and super purposes.
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When you see a job advertisement or you're offered a job, there is more to think about than just how much it pays, the location, or the hours you'll be working. Being an employee is different from being a contractor.