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Employee or Contractor?

Whether you engage people for work or carry out work for others, it’s crucial to be clear about the legal status of your working relationship. It is important to note that, even if the parties agree that the relationship is (for example) one of principal and contractor, a Court or Tribunal might determine that it is in fact an employment relationship.  Whether a worker is an employee or a contractor is one of the most common questions for businesses and individuals entering into working relationships. In Australia, there is no single fixed definition for ‘employee’ or ‘contractor’, but there are legal principles that can give you a general idea of the nature of your work arrangement.

Employees usually have ongoing work, holiday and sick leave, and have income tax deducted

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