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Meaning of worker

7 Meaning of worker

(1) A person is a
"worker" if the person carries out work in any capacity for a person conducting a business or undertaking, including work as—
(a) an employee; or
(b) a contractor or subcontractor; or
(c) an employee of a contractor or subcontractor; or
(d) an employee of a labour hire company who has been assigned to work in the person’s business or undertaking; or
(e) an outworker; or
(f) an apprentice or trainee; or
(g) a student gaining work experience; or
(h) a volunteer; or
(i) a person of a prescribed class.
(2) For this Act, a police officer is—
(a) a worker; and
(b) at work throughout the time when the officer is on duty or lawfully performing the functions of a police officer, but not otherwise.
(3) The person conducting the business or undertaking is also a
"worker" if the person is an individual who carries out work in that business or undertaking.

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