Are you working on a Sunday. i have a Farming employment issue I need to clarify. None of those. We do not have an

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Customer: Are you working on a Sunday. i have a Farming employment issue I need to clarify
JA: Was this discussed with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?
Customer: None of those
JA: Is the workplace "at will" or union? Is the job hourly or salaried?
Customer: We do not have an employment contract. The owner of the farm says we have a milking contract but we work to employee conditions. We give him a GST invoice each month but have never clarified any contract.
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: There is no H&S program on farm and my husband contacted Leptospirosis while we have been working here
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Milking contracts are usually a self employed contract but sometimes if it looks like an employment contract in all respects except for the invoicing then it could in reality be employment. Each cases does depend on the particular facts. The leptospirosis issue will be a health and safety issue whatever contract you have. It should be properly reported to Worksafe.
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