Contractor Engagement Risks and Liabilities
Oncore recommend engaging contractors under a PAYG model with the ability to salary package business expenses or under a Pty Ltd Company, where the contractor would be responsible for their own PI and PL insurance cover and workers compensation.
We do not recommend engaging contractors in non-compliant structures such as sole traders and trusts due to taxation and insurance risks with unpaid PAYG tax liabilities, superannuation contribution liabilities and potential governance issues for your company board.
Direct contractor engagement also poses risks including potential sham contracting claims if tests are not met, permanent employment claims, fines for breaches, brand / reputational damage or personal risk of penalties against Directors and HR managers.
We will work through all your contractor engagement arrangements to significantly reduce risk for your company.