Am I better off hiring an independent contractor or an employee?
AThis depends on how you want the work to be performed and the level of control you prefer. The more management, control, rigidity in hours of work and restraint you expect, you would most likely be placed to hire an employee. We recommend against making a decision based on monetary factors as this may cause issues around sham contracting.

You can read our article on independent contractors and employees here: https://www.constructivelegalsolutions.com.au/independent-contractor-vs-employee-in-2021-3/

I have been running a company without any terms and conditions. Is that an issue?
A You should have a comprehensive set of terms and conditions that covers the transactions you have with your customers. Having this will ensure you have protections in place for issues like delayed delivery, warranties and payments.

You can read our article on Terms and Conditions here: https://www.constructivelegalsolutions.com.au/terms-and-conditions-do-i-need-them-2021-3/

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