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Understanding the differences between categories of workers is fundamentally important for businesses. There are many factors that contribute to the difference between an employee and an independent contractor that can be both obvious and more difficult to discern. A lawyer can provide advice relating to the work arrangement you have in place so you are aware of the limitations of an independent contractor agreement to avoid significant financial penalty.
Independent contractors are often sought by businesses to complete short-term projects rather than hiring a full or part time employee. The relationship between businesses and independent contractors must be defined in an independent contractor agreement. If you are considering hiring an independent contractor, we can help you draft an independent contractor agreement that suits the needs of your business.
As an independent contractor, it is imperative that you understand your rights so you are legally protected in case any issues arise later down the track. The rights of independent contractors are more limited than the rights available to employees, so we can discuss your case and advise the options available to you.
If you are an independent contractor that has experienced work-related issues, we can help. The law relating to independent contractors can be confusing, so we can help you understand how you might navigate a work-related issue, such as being incorrectly labelled as an employee or if your contract is harsh or unfair. We can help you deal with the matter moving forward.
We will be honest with you about your prospects of success, issues that arise or the commercial viability of your matter. The first time you come to see us, we will tell you whether you even need a lawyer.
Our job is not to judge anything you may have done. Our job is to guide your matter and actions moving forward to give you the best possible outcome for you, both legally and personally.
We will hear not just what you want to achieve, but why you want to achieve it. We will tell you what you need to do to achieve the outcome you are after, legally, practically and emotionally.
Your matter doesn’t finish once a court order has been made. We will stay on your matter right up until all of the outstanding issues have been dealt with and the court orders are complied with.
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