As employers can not be sued
for work accidents by their employees this scheme provides for
worker compensation and you as an employer must contribute. This
scheme replaces the previous private insurance option and is
effective 1 July 2000.
Payment is now made direct to the Accident Compensation Corportaion
you are invoiced in the year of liability (Please note this does
not cover the worker injury penalties under Occuapational Health
Independent contractors are not employees and so are liable
to pay their own ACC premiums and this is not deducted by Direct
Selling companies. This is effectively treated on the same basis
as other taxes. This is not the same for dependent contractors
who may be treated the same as for employees so agreements need
to be clear.