Blog Posts by Toni Jackson
The misclassification of external workers is an issue receiving international attention. Notable organisations have faced intense scrutiny in the media and courts over their engagement of workers as independent contractors rather than employees.
As the use of contingent labour continues to increase in Australia, the risk of engaging in a “sham contracting” arrangement is becoming a concern for companies across all industries. It’s essential that they examine their workforce and supply chains to identify and address areas of risk.
Statement of Work (SOW)-based services and labour comprises 42 percent of the average organisation's total external workforce. And that number is trending up. In fact, external workers are projected to make up 40 percent of Australia's workforce by 2020.