Contracting & Labour Hire

August 1, 2011

Labour Hire – Liability for Unsafe Equipment Supplied by a Host

Using labour hire creates its own problems. An employer has a non-delegable duty to exercise reasonable care to provide employees with a safe system of work and safe plant and equipment. However, when […]
August 1, 2011

Independent Contractor or Employee – There Are Financial Consequences If You Get It Wrong And Sham Contracting can Lead to Fines for Employees Involved in the Contracting Practices.

There are significant ramifications for companies and businesses that seek to classify employees as independent contractors when they get it wrong. When determining whether an individual is an employee or an independent contractor […]
August 9, 2011

Labour Hire = Hire (Higher) Costs To Your Business

Your current staff levels will not be able to meet demand so you turn to a Labour Hire Company because it will be cost effective. BUT! Have you considered : 1. If you […]
August 9, 2011

Contractors / Sub Contractors or Employees – That is the Question?

Basic Legal Principle dictates : a. Employers are generally held vicariously liable for the negligence of their employees. b. A Principal will also be held vicariously liable for the negligence of it’s Agents providing […]
July 17, 2012

Fair Work Ombudsman’s Decision

FWO finds Brisbane businesses underpaying minimum hourly rate and annual leave entitlements. Dozens of workers in and around Brisbane have been back-paid more than $550,000 following recent intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman. […]
July 31, 2012

NSW Payroll Tax Information for Contractors and Employment Agents

Recent important amendments to the NSW Payroll Tax Act may have serious implications for any Business, regardless, whether that Business is liable for Payroll Tax or not. These changes may also affect how […]