Protecting Your Business from Sham Contracting

If your business has subcontractors in its workforce, you probably know that the ATO and the Fair Work Commission have been keeping a sharp eye out in recent years, looking for sham contracting.

What is sham contracting? It’s when an employment relationship is disguised as a contractor relationship. It’s a risk for small businesses because if the ATO comes knocking and finds that your contractors are actually employees, then you might be asked to cough up their superannuation and leave entitlements.

In this video I go through some ways you can protect yourself

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About Gemma

I help construction, engineering and consulting businesses create and negotiate clear contracts so they can achieve great project outcomes. I founded SoundLegal to help SMEs in the engineering, construction, consulting and light industrial sectors manage their risk to support business growth, by finding practical, common sense solutions to contractual and other legal challenges. Subscribe to the SoundLegal newsletter “No Jargon” to hear monthly business insights from me.


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