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New Test for Workers’ Compensation!

Feb 11, 2014

In the past the grey area between that which represents a sub-contractor or an employee has been difficult for employees to establish.

The ATO however has recognised this and have created a website tool (shown below) to establish whether they fall under a sub-contractor or employee.

Who should use it?

If your business engages and pays workers, WorkCover encourages you to use the decision tool and to keep a copy of the results on file for future reference. You can enter in personal details and a report will be produced for you to print/save.

The tool consists of a series of questions discussing:

  • The agreement in place with the individual;
  • Occupation of the worker;
  • Whether the worker has an ABN;
  • Subcontracting arrangements;
  • Basis of payment;
  • Provision of equipment/tools;
  • Rectification of work.

The decision tool is FREE, you remain anonymous at all times, and they do not record any personal information.

Use the “Employee/Contractor” decisional tool at

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