employee vs contractor

Employee or Contractor – that is the question.

Whether to hire workers as an employee or contractor is a commercial decision. Whatever decision you make, you’ll need to ensure that the relationship is clear cut. If the lines are blurred your business may: risk impeding the rights of a worker; and fail to meet your business’ tax and superannuation obligations. To understand those...
right to a view in Queensland

Is there a right to a view in Queensland?

If you’re thinking about purchasing a picturesque property overlooking a scenic vista, please bear in mind that property owners do not have a legal entitlement to a view in Australia.  Sometimes, the risk to your view arises from new development.  If so, you may be able to make submissions to your local counsel to oppose...
Superannuation guarantee

Superannuation guarantee to increase, who bears the brunt?

The superannuation guarantee (SG) is the minimum percentage of a salary that an employer must contribute to an employee’s superannuation fund. The percentage is legislated and controlled by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). The current SG percentage is 9.5% of employees’ ordinary time earnings. From 1 July 2021, the SG will increase from 9.5 %...

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