Differences between employment and subcontracting

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Employee / workerEmployer

Wageline is regularly asked about the key differences between subcontractors and employees. If a person is engaged as a subcontractor but is legally considered an employee, the person could potentially be owed unpaid entitlements.

The Employee or Subcontractor page has information on the differences between an employee and a subcontractor including an Employee or Subcontractor Checklist which is designed to assist in understanding the key aspects of each type of working arrangement.

Wageline can also assist with queries about this issue - contact Wageline on 1300 655 266.

Labour Relations
Department News
10 Jan 2017

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