All employers are obliged to take out workers’ compensation insurance for each of their workers. In this respect, it is important to have a clear understanding of the definition of ‘worker’ under the Workers’ Compensation & Rehabilitation Act 2003 (Qld) (‘the Act’).
Why you need to know the difference
The method by which a worker is engaged can have several legal ramifications. The terms of engagement impacts the type of obligations owed to the worker (such as pay and conditions), as well as their entitlements in the event the worker is injured.