What if I want to employ a care worker?

This is an important question. Whether the relationship is an employee or contractor depends on a number of factors including:

  • the number of hours worked
  • whether it is ongoing
  • how much direction or control is involved
  • whether the care worker is required to wear a uniform.

(You can find more information and a full list of these factors on the ATO and Fair Work websites)

Most care workers on the Mable platform are working for themselves, have multiple clients or provide services on a one-off or ad hoc basis. There may be instances where clients would like to engage a care worker in an employment relationship. In this case, we work with them individually to make the necessary arrangements including awards, tax and super. Please feel free to give us a call on 1300 73 65 73 if you would like to discuss this further with us.


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