The ATO have been visiting businesses that engage contractors and are finding many contractors are actually classified as employees under the super rules. The ATO are requiring businesses to pay superannuation for these workers. Not knowing is not being taken as an excuse by the ATO, and in most cases backdated superanutaion amounts are required to be paid.
The Superannuation Guarantee SG eligibility decision tool is an online tool that will help you work out whether your employees and/or contractors are entitled to Super.
You can anonymously answer a series of questions and receive a report that contains a decision and summary.
For more information, refer to Superannuation Guarantee (SG) eligibility decision tool see: http://goo.gl/xynTE