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Structure Cleaning Contracts

Posted by Elizabeth Gore-Jones on 10 September 2019

Sham contracting can be a means by which businesses attempt to avoid employment laws and/or payroll tax by engaging services through contractor arrangements rather than employment arrangements.

Sham contracting laws were introduced to help protect contractors who really should be employees.  Large penalties can apply.

Businesses may have alternatives available through franchising.

Businesses may be able to grant franchises and thus expand their business and their service reach without increasing their employee numbers.

In this scenario franchisees would obtain their own business and operate pursuant to a franchise agreement.

Food for thought.

Disclaimer: This blog is for information purposes only.  You should not rely upon this information.  You should seek legal advice for your specific circumstances.

Author: Elizabeth Gore-Jones
About: Elizabeth specialises in franchising law. She lectures at Bond University PLA in franchising, she sits on the Queensland Law Society Franchising Committee, she is a past member of the Women in Franchising committee and a past member of the Franchise Council of Australia.
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