Who is an independent contractor?
An independent contractor is a person that runs their owns business and provides their services on a contract basis to others. They will generally operate as a sole trader with an ABN and invoice for their work however some independent contractors will operate through a company with an ACN.
A contractor will typically control how they perform their work, set their own rate of pay, set their own hours of work, advertise their services to the world at large, maintain their own tools and equipment and operate from their own premises. A contractor will not usually receive superannuation, annual leave or paid personal leave, unless they set these amounts aside for themselves.
How we can help
The lawyers at Jewell Hancock Employment Lawyers provide a range of services to independent contractors. These include:
- Assessing whether or not you are a true contractor and not instead the subject of sham contracting
- Reviewing, drafting or negotiating a contractor agreement
- Making a claim for breach of a contractor agreement
- Making a claim for workplace discrimination that you may have been subjected to as a contractor
- Making a claim for workplace bullying that you may have been subjected to as a contractor
Contact us today to arrange a no-obligation confidential discussion with one of our experienced lawyers.