Over the past couple of decades there has been a clear shift away from 'traditional employment' and towards people acting as independent contractors. This is particularly so in the building industry.
But working out when your workers are genuinely contractors and when they still are seen by various laws as employees is not an easy task. Whether the law sees your workers as employees or independent contractors has an impact on a number of important aspects of your business.
This article first appeared in the 2015 Master Builders Western Australia magazine September-October edition.