Category: Fair Work Act

Employee or independent contractor: Impacts for PAYG & SG

The distinction between who is an employee and who is an independent contractor has been an evolving and lengthy process. To check if your worker is an employee or contractor, you need to consider the whole working arrangement. There are a number of factors that need to be considered, not just the terms of the employment

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New casual employment laws to kick in with $66K penalties

Australian businesses with long-term casual staff could face fines in excess of $66,000 if they fail to offer them permanent positions, says the Fair Work Ombudsman. From 27 September 2021, employers will need to contact casual staff, employed for at least 12 months, with a written offer to convert them to permanent employment. The requirement

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