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.

Who is not covered by the scheme?

The scheme does not cover someone who is:

  • engaged solely to supervise workers
  • performing only or mainly managerial or administration 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
  • directly employed by the owner of the premises they clean
  • under a contract of service with a Commonwealth, state, territory or local government authority
  • performing cleaning work on Commonwealth land or a Commonwealth place. Commonwealth places include military bases and Sydney Airport.
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