If you're a contractor, you may still be entitled to super from your employer.
If you’re a contractor paid wholly or principally for your labour, you’re considered an employee for super purposes and entitled to super guarantee contributions under the same rules as employees.
A contract may be considered ‘wholly or principally for labour’ if:
- you’re paid wholly or principally for your personal labour and skills
- you perform the contract work personally
- you’re paid for hours worked, rather than to achieve a result.
For super to apply, the contract must be directly between you and your employer. It can’t be through another person or through a company, trust or partnership.
To work out if you’re entitled to super guarantee contributions use the:
If you’re paid as an individual under a contract that is wholly or principally for your labour and you’re paid for hours worked rather than to achieve a result, you may be eligible for super guarantee contributions.