Independent Contractors Key High Court Decisions
On 9 February 2022, the High Court handed down two long-awaited decisions regarding the engagement of independent contractors as compared to employees, an issue that has long been filled with complexity and fraught with risk.
The High Court decisions have provided some welcome clarity, particularly confirming the focus is to be on the terms of the contractual documents. However, significant complexity remains and the decision also unsettles previously settled practices.
Tom Earls from Fair Work Lawyers unpacks the detail of the decisions and outlines the key takeaways for ACA members.