TAG: Sham Contracting
Employers have many legal obligations associated with their workers such as Pay As You Go instalments, payroll tax, WorkCover and superannuation payments. The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) imposes penalties for employers who engage workers as contractors when they are really functioning as employees.
Before you engage a consultant or contractor to work for the University, stop and consider whether an independent contractor relationship is appropriate. You may find that the person should be hired as an employee. Under the Fair Work Act 2009, there are serious penalties for employers (and individuals) who engage workers as contractors when they are really functioning as employees. […]