The fact is both employees and contractors can be hired for:
- casual, temporary, on call and infrequent work
- busy periods
- short jobs, specific tasks and projects.
How do you work it out?
Use [the ATO's] Employee/contractor decision tool to get a quick and reliable answer. Based on your answers to some simple questions, the tool will give you certainty about whether your short-term workers are employees or contractors and what this means for your business.
The Fairwork website provides a great "A guide to hiring new employees" the link for the PDF is here. It doesn't specifically mention the Super Choice form but this is very important that its filled out correctly before you provide this to your new employee. The link to the ATO website for Employers does not work so these are the relevant up to date links from the ATO:
- Super for employers
- Your workers
- Employee checklist
- Hiring workers for the first time - checklist
- Complying super fund & award obligations
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