My husband, as the Director of the company and only employee has a sickness and disability insurance policy. The company to whom he contracts wants him to have a policy covered by WorkCover. WorkCover only covers you to and from the job, whereas the policy he has also covers him if he were to break a leg at home.Can they legitimatley withhold jobs from us and not pay us the rate they were offering if we agreed to their contract terms.
I have tried communicating but it is done through the Brisbane office, we are not allowed to contact the Financial Controller directly in Sydney.
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i understand what you are saying, but as perversity stated work place injure insurance cover is what is required to work for and be paid the new rate for doors plus, witch you have not got therefore wont be paid this rate, there is no arguments with this.
WorkCover in Queensland do not cover the directors of companies, even if they are an employee.
The following is the response I have received from them even after sending them an extract from WorkCover stating that they do cover directors and explaining we already have income protection, with a sickness and accident policy that covers us 24/7 unlike WorkCover.
Karen, i dont no how i can make this anymore clearer, the fact of the matter is it dose not matter to us what insurance you already have, we require you to have the one we asked for to be payed the new rate and become one of our preferred fitters. we have spoken to our lawyers and we have every right to ask for this. Scott last night got this insurance even though he had the same insurance as you, so there is no excuses. i will not be replying to email re this matter as there is nothing more to discuss on this matter
Your answer has not addressed the real question?
Are they legally able to force us to take up a policy which you have now acknowledged is nothing short of a waste of money as no there is no cover?
BEc Dip Ed, Dip Law (SAB) MTax (UNSW)
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