Employee or contractor

Before hiring a worker you need to check if they'll be an employee or contractor.

It's important you get this right because it affects your tax, super and other obligations. If you wrongly treat your employees as contractors you risk having to pay penalties and charges.

If you've previously hired a worker without checking whether the arrangement is employment or contracting, you should review your earlier decision now to make sure you got it right.

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See also:

  • Your workers – for checklists of your tax and super obligations for employees and contractors.
Last modified: 22 Feb 2016QC 33182