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He needs to have a written contract which sets out the terms of his contract and that he is self employed and responsible for his own GST, tax and other self employed payments. You are at risk if you dont have a contract which explains this, because otherwise he may be able to say he is an employee, and if he succeeds in showing this, then you would be liable for holiday pay and other wage related payments. If you do have a contract then you are in the clear
It's best to give them a written contract when you offer the job to them. If you have others already on board you can get them to sign now