I am currently a web developer for an Australian company, in a full time salaried position. Due to COVID we have much less work, and redundancies are expected. My manager has been put under pressure to find savings.
My boss does not wish to lose me, so has proposed that I voluntarily move from being an employee to a sole trader/contractor that invoices my company for my time. Very little about my role would change, other than how I get paid. It solves their issue as they can budget for me as a capital expenditure instead of payroll.
I do not mind this as I already have a company set up to do work for other companies. I am confident in my ability to find work so losing the security of full time does not bother me.
My question is, am I entitled to a redundancy in this situation? If I was just made redundant normally I would entitled to six weeks full time pay. Does this still apply if I am technically still doing work for the same company, just under a different contract?