To employ or contract a new GP? Some advice on resolving the dilemma

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To employ or contract a new GP? Some advice on resolving the dilemma

Fiona Mines

Dear Aunt MASie

Contract, signing, signing a contract
It takes more than a signature on a contract to determine the difference between hiring an independent contractor or an employee, says MAS business advisory manager Shaun Phelan

DEAR AUNT MASIE

We’re looking at taking on a new associate GP in our group practice. The GP we have in mind would prefer to be engaged as an independent contractor, but we hope this will be a permanent role and wonder whether they should perhaps be an employee?

Contractor or not, Tauranga

When hiring new staff, it can be difficult defining exactly what sort of employment relationship you have with them – but it’s essential you get this