We want to help you minimise risks in all areas of your business, particularly when it comes to contractor engagement. An integral component of our contingent workforce solutions includes assisting with corporate risk in the following areas: Insurances, Taxation and Work Health & Safety. Oncore’s fully compliant solutions will ensure these matters, among others, are managed proactively, minimising risk to both your contractors and your company.
Contractor engagement risks and liabilities
Depending on your business needs, Oncore can engage contractors under either a PAYG model with the ability to salary package business expenses, or under a Pty Ltd model where the contractor is responsible for holding their own PI & PL insurance.
Engaging contractors in non-compliant structures such as sole traders and trusts can be problematic due to taxation and insurance risks with unpaid PAYG tax liabilities, superannuation contribution liabilities and potential governance issues for your company board.
Direct contractor engagement also poses risks including potential sham contracting claims if tests are not met, permanent employment claims, fines for breaches, brand / reputational damage or personal risk of penalties against Directors and HR managers.
We can work through all of your contractor engagement arrangements to assist with reducing the risk for your company
Another risk to be aware of is the engagement of contractors through a labour-hire provider. In the states of Queensland and Victoria, you will need to ensure the use of providers who are licensed or you can face significant fines. (In Victoria, providers have until the end of October 2019 to apply for the license). We recommend checking the relevant state authorities websites for an up to date list of licensed providers.
Workplace health and safety
Effective management of WH&S is critical to mitigating risk in any organisation and Oncore is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all employees, visitors and contractors. We recognise our responsibilities and requirements placed upon us by Work Health and Safety legislation and codes of practice and will adhere to these principles in collaboration with our clients, employees and contractors.
Contractors managed by Oncore will be expected to fulfil their obligations with respect to WH&S legislation by fully participating in safety programs, reporting injuries and incidents and following all safety directions, regulations and procedures.