Independent contractors run their own business, hiring out their services to other organisations.
Unlike employees, independent contractors negotiate their own fees and working arrangements, and can work for a variety of clients at one time. If you have specific expertise, independent contracting can be an ideal way of capitalising on your knowledge.
As an independent contractor, your entitlements and obligations differ from an employee in many ways. Save time and money by being aware of your rights and responsibilities before contracting.
Check out these fabulous resources available free to download
- Contracts made simple
- The essential handbook
- Preventing and managing disputes
- Independent contractors decision tool
- The Fair Work Ombudsman website has a range of information about independent contractors, including more information about telling the difference between contractors and employees.
- Read about doing business online or starting a home-based business.