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ENTERPRISE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS (EBA) EMPLOYEE OR CONTRACTOR
There is widespread practice in the building industry for workers to be engaged as contractors, rather than as employees. Understanding the differences between these two types of engagement is crucial for both independent contractors and their hirers to ensure the arrangement is lawful.
The Independent Contractors Act 2006 provides a statutory definition of ‘independent contractor’ which reflects the common law test. In addition, the Fair Work Act 2009 includes laws to prevent sham contracts. Parties to sham contracts may incur civil penalties (fines) under these Acts.