Who is a worker?

The scheme covers workers in the contract cleaning industry. A worker is someone who is employed under a contract of service by an employer to perform cleaning work. A worker can be full time, part time or casual.

Examples of the differences between Employees and Contractors click here.

The scheme does not cover a person who is:

  • engaged solely to supervise workers
  • performing only or mainly managerial or clerical duties
  • a partner in a partnership they work for
  • a director of the company they work for
  • a trustee of the trust they work for
  • under a contract of service with a Commonwealth, State, Territory or local government authority
  • directly employed by the owner of the premises they clean

To determine if you are an employee or contractor, contact the ATO or Fair Work for more information.

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