In 2013, the definition of a worker changed to align with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) definition. This also changed employers’ requirements on who they need to cover for workers’ compensation.
Individual subcontractors may be deemed ‘workers’ even if they have their own Australian Business Number (ABN).
WorkCover Queensland conducted a compliance and education roadshow in September focusing on the construction industry in Townsville.
WorkCover’s assessment of over 150 construction employers in Townsville found 84 per cent had the correct level of workers’ compensation.
While most employers are aware that workers’ compensation insurance is compulsory if they employ workers in Queensland, cross border arrangements can sometimes cause confusion.
Some of the most frequently asked questions from employers include:
Cairns employers were the focus of WorkCover Queensland’s education and compliance team last month as they conducted site visits to more than 150 businesses in the region.
WorkCover met with 167 employers from a range of industries as part of