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Webcast: Contractor clarity - on paper and in practice

When contracting arrangements aren't clear on paper and are murky in practice, they become like the proverbial "ticking bomb", potentially resulting in massive back-pay orders for wages, superannuation contributions, and other modern award or NES entitlements. This webcast covers how to:

  • determine whether to engage workers as contractors or employees;
  • ensure arrangements satisfy established principal/contractor tests;
  • review existing arrangements to clarify your liability;
  • adapt contracts and practices to reverse the risk; and
  • avoid the risks associated with long-term contracting arrangements.
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Six things to consider before going solo

Many HR professionals toy with the idea of becoming a self-employed consultant, but according to HR Daily Community blogger Amanda Webb, you need to be in the top 10-20 per cent of your chosen field to succeed this way. » more »



457-visa dismissals could be deemed harsh by FWA

Summary dismissal of a 457-visa holder could be deemed harsh by Fair Work Australia - even if the reason for dismissal is valid - if it forces the worker to leave the country under difficult circumstances, warns specialist corporate immigration lawyer Katie Malyon. » more »