Employment Workshop - ATO's Contracting Law Changes - GrowthRx

Employment Workshops – Update and Advancement


This year has been a difficult time for everyone.

Fair Work Ombudsman, Sarah Parker has recently supported comments by the ATO Commissioner, Chris Jordan, to further clarify and define the ongoing grey areas between Contractor and Employee (see link). She sees this as a ‘major issue’’ for the workplace watchdog. This is in light of the FWO’s small business helpline sourcing over 33,000 call a year.

The harsh reality is that the ATO sees the fact that you sub-contract your associates as a version of an “employee agreement” NOT a sub-contractor agreement. In fact, the ATO calls these “Sham-Contracts”.


The detailed course covers important decisions you need to make now to ensure your business strengthens over the next 90 days. We also have Senior Human Relations Advisor at Employsure, 

Bradley Walsh, available on the day to answer questions relating to those outside my scope of practice. Our ongoing affiliation with Employsure ensures that our advice is current and aligned with Government standards.


What we’ll cover!

  • Adjusting your business strategy in uncertain times
  • Fostering continuity of ‘team’
  • Eliminating toxic contractor culture and mindsets
  • Communication and transparency to ensure your workplace remains strong.
  • Understanding your long term business, cash flow, and security needs
  • The setting or restructuring of bonuses and incentives, whilst ensuring your team still feel valued and appreciated
  • Developing a career pathway that promotes retention and encourages professional development
  • Updates on Allied Health Professionals Award and HR implications
  • Assistance with implementation and payroll
  • Options for ongoing business coaching, professional mentoring and advice
  • HR, employment law, and Q & A with Senior Partner Brad Walsh from Employsure

In the Workshop


Jade Scott is a leading identity within Australia’s allied health community who has mentors practitioners at every stage of their career. Having successfully established a number of osteopathy clinics in Victoria, known collectively as Western Region Health, Jade recognised an opportunity to create meaningful change and innovation within the Allied Health Industry.

Jade championed a reinvention of the traditional ‘fee for service’ model. Her tried-and-tested career pathway supports one of the largest allied health clinics in Australia, employing over 40 staff and a payroll exceeding 2.8 million. She has successfully assisted over 130 Australian clinic owners make the transition from a contractor model, to a solid employment model, with a highly competitive career pathway and incentive structure. With this in mind, she was at the forefront of the 2020 Corona Virus threat, offering guidance and support to Osteopathy Australia and its members. Her ‘5 Stage Plan to Survive and Thrive During Covid-19’ Webinar has been viewed over 1000+ times.

Jade’s knowledge extends across all remuneration platforms including employment, contractor, rental agreements, and sole traders. Her clients are from all allied health backgrounds including Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, and Myotherapy, not only in Australia, but in the UK and Europe. Jade’s passion is in leadership development. Her mission is to help business owners build a thriving, profitable business, exceptional workplace and healthy culture, so that they can spend more time doing what they love!