Many businesses misunderstand arrangements for using a contractor, and incorrectly treat employees as contractors. This year we are trying to close the gap in knowledge about the difference between an employee and a contractor.

If you have clients who use contractors, you can help them understand the rules by sharing the most common myths about when someone is a contractor:

  • they have or quote an ABN
  • it’s common industry practice to use them
  • they’re only needed for short-term work
  • the contract/agreement states they’re a contractor
  • they submit an invoice for their work.

See Myths and facts for more examples and explanations of common myths.

You can also refer your clients to the Employee/contractor decision tool to help them work it out.


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