The difference between a contractor and an employee is not always clear cut. Under Australian employment law, the relationship between you and your employee is a contract of service, but the relationship between you and an independent contractor is a contract for service. The differences can be subtle, but important.
An employee usually works full-time, part-time or casually and must work as the employer directs them. A contractor usually works the hours required to do a task and has more control over the way they work. But even these factors are