What if I employ staff?

Sole trader and company

You can employ staff as both a sole trader and company business structure. Both structures can employ people under different employment structures such as casual, permanent, part-time, full-time. Each structure has different obligations for you as the employer. Some offer more flexibility for workers, while others provide more security for the business.

If you employee people, you must pay a minimum of 9.5% of their ordinary time earnings as superannuation contributions.

This doesn’t include independent contractors. Note: Super guarantee contributions will change over time and you should check the latest rate.

You are also responsible for:


As a director:

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