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Contractor v Employee

The ATO's Response

The ATO has responded to recent High Court cases that fundamentally change the way we need to distinguish between employees and contractors.

The contractor/ employee distinction has been problematic for the profession for many years. It is also an area where clients are often unaware of the broader implications.

CFMMEU v Personnel Contracting and ZG Operations v Jamsekclarified the way the courts determine whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor. Now we have the ATO's response and the expectations of the regulator

In this guide we walk you through the issue and the expectations including.

  • The High Court decisions and their implications
  • The ATO's response and expectations 
  • The practical implications

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Jasmine Hilder
Knowledge Shop


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