The Black Economy: Should your contractors actually be employees?

Contracting is not a new concept in the Australian workplace. Once this was about a skilled labour shortfall and limited to a few highly specialised roles or industries. Now it is more commonplace with demands for flexible work practices and increasing commercial pressures. However, when the relationship is tested in courts and tribunals, [...]

2019-05-23T11:39:50+10:00May 23rd, 2019|

The devil’s in the detail in processing payroll

Using contractors as an alternative labour hire arrangement is common in Australian business and with this comes a certain diligence for your payroll team. The ATO makes it quite clear that it is the business owner’s responsibility to ensure payroll payments are compliant. When a contractor issues an invoice with an ABN, it [...]

2019-05-23T11:42:09+10:00May 15th, 2019|