Unlike employees, independent contractors don’t have the protections of awards, enterprise agreements or the Fair Work Act. With some protections the law regards them as negotiating on an equal basis with principal contractors, even though often the difference in bargaining power is the same as it is for employees.
An increasing numbers of workers are no longer direct employees, but are engaged as sub-contractors.
Are you a sub-contractor? We can assist.
Turner Freeman Lawyers have extensive expertise in acting for independent contractors in relation to work related issues.