Workers Compensation Building & Construction Industry – Contractors Deemed as Employees

workers%20comp%20blog1Workers Compensation is essentially another tax, or at least a financial burden on small business.

For those in the construction industry, Workers Compensation is especially burdensome due to the high rates/premiums charged (it is not so much an issue for office/sales/retail industries).

The big area of focus under a WorkCover audit is the issue of whether or not contractors are considered employees for Workers Compensation purposes. Common factors that will assist in substantiating that they are indeed independent contractors running their own business include:

 

If you have any queries relating to this issue please feel free to contact our office at any time on 02 4268 0070.

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