Business brokers and real estate agents are typically engaged as contractors to a business. However, just because a worker is engaged as a contractor does not mean that they will be treated by law as one. Regardless of the form of the agreement, if the contractor has the characteristics of an employee, then the law may categorise that worker as an employee. Each case will depend on its own facts, so the Courts will always look at the totality of the circumstances to determine if a worker is a contractor or employee.
This Guide provides a summary of the key factors in determining the independant contractor versus employee issue.
What to do next: If you would like more information on the distinction between employees and independent contractors and the impact on your business call Rob Montes or Joe Kafrouni on (07) 3354 8888 or [email protected] or [email protected].
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