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Contingent labour – when are contractors deemed to be employees? (VIRTUAL)

May 11, 2020

One of the issues of the economic crisis around Covid-19 is the sudden loss of work for the contingent workforce.

This includes independent contractors, consultants, casuals, temps or employees on fixed term contracts.

As we return to work in the new normal, the future for contingent workers is uncertain. Will organisations want to just shun freelancers altogether?

Will people even be prepared to work as freelancers now? Or will firms desperately want to reduce fixed costs and FTE numbers, and use gig workers or contractors to manage peaks, and even be prepared to compensate more for flexibility?

Might it also be that organisations that have not managed the category of CONTINGENT LABOUR proactively enough in the past may now be exposed to new legal risk?

Long-term contractors and consultants may be desperate for income and resort to claiming entitlements against long-term clients on the basis they are properly deemed to be permanent employees at law.

This has the potential to bring the on-cost that comes with employment into the frame – super, payroll tax, PAYG, annual leave, long-service leave accruals and so on.

The hot topic questions arising are:

  • What is the difference between different classifications of non-employee workers – and when do they gain employee rights exactly?
  • Moreover, what changes have been made by governments during the crisis that affect workers’ rights in temporary roles – either good or bad?
  •  What should buyers managing this category know today? Find out in this webinar and Q&A with a top legal firm’s employment law partner

Your expert presenter

Louise Rumble is a partner at top Australian law firm HOLDING REDLICH and has a rick experience and work history in the field of employment law https://www.linkedin.com/in/louise-rumble-09b6001b/ 

The time of this session is:

11.00-12:30PM AEST (BNE, SYD, MELB)

10.30-12.00PM (ADL)

1.00-2.30PM (NZ)

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Contingent labour – when are contractors deemed to be employees? (VIRTUAL)
Event Detail Virtual - at your desk using Zoom
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Start July 14th, 2020. 11:00am AEST
End July 14th, 2020. 12:30pm AEST
Status Event Details Closed

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Seats 20 persons
Attendees 17 persons
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Category One off sessions
Type Virtual