Fair Work Inspectors are cracking down on business owners who fail to correctly classify the terms of engagement of their workers. Business owners listen up because with maximum penalties of $12,600 for individuals and $63,000 for corporations, it may be worth reviewing the terms upon which your workers are engaged.
The Fair Work Act 2009 and the Independent Contractors Act 2006 exist to protect employees and independent contractors and govern the manner in which they are engaged to carry out work. Whilst each particular engagement is judged on its merits, here are some important factors to consider when determining whether someone is an employee or an independent contractor:
For assistance in determining how your workers should be classified and to reduce your risk of incurring penalties for misclassification, call Axia Litigation Lawyers today to arrange a consultation. Because at Axia Litigation Lawyers, every move matters!
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