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Worker definition tabled in Parliament

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01 May 2013

The Queensland Government has tabled a Bill in Parliament proposing a change from 1 July 2013 to the definition of ‘worker’ for the purposes of workers’ compensation.

If implemented, the changes will align the worker definition with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). It will reduce red tape and make it easier for employers to correctly identify workers when declaring wages for their premium. It will also allow workers to know if they are covered or not for claims.

We will be liaising with those industries impacted and providing more information about the revised definition of worker if the Bill is passed. In the meantime, ATO employee guidelines are available from their website.

Employers should be aware that if the Bill is passed, changes will be taken into consideration for the upcoming premium renewal season.

If you have any questions, please contact your Relationship Manager, or call us on 1300 362 128.

Read our media release here.
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