ATO cracks down on Employees & Contractor labelling

March 22, 2016

From CCIQ: 

 

You'll be hard-pressed to find an employer who enjoys paying leave loading, workers' comp, super or tax. But the law takes a dim view of bosses who try to pass employees off as contractors to avoid these costs.

 

Rules to live by:

• Don't tell an employee that he or she is an independent contractor.

• Don't dismiss or threaten to sack an employee so that you can hire them again as an independent contractor, especially if it's to do similar work.

• Don't lie to an employee - or a former employee - to persuade them to do much the same work on a contractual basis.

 

Find out more i

 

CCIQ article:

https://www.cciq.com.au/advocacy/blog/when-is-a-contractor-really-an-employee/?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRons63JZKXonjHpfsX%2F6ukvWLHr08Yy0EZ5VunJEUWy2oAIS9Q%2FcOedCQkZHblFnVgMQ62%2FWLkNracF

BONUS points for anyone who can spot the error in the CCIQ article.

 

or visit the ATO and check out their Employee vs Contractor Decision Tool.

https://www.ato.gov.au/Calculators-…/Employee-or-contractor/

 

 

 

 

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