Employee or contractor? The High Court to rule

Today the High Court will hear an important case involving a dispute between a company and two of its truck…

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Unfair dismissal; contractor or employee

There are currently several important cases in the Fair Work Commission, the federal courts and the High Court about the…

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The legal characteristics of an employment relationship

The following decision by a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission reveals the current chaos in the law about…

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Contractors, dismissals and the general protections

In this case, which was an appeal to a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission against a decision of…

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How to determine whether a person is an employee or contractor

What follows is an extract from a decision of the Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia in an…

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Employee or contractor; The Fair Work Commission’s tests

The jurisdiction of the Fair Work Commission is essentially rooted in the regulation of legal relations between an employer and…

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Employees or independent contractors?; the test

Despite the preparedness of the Fair Work Commission (and the ATO for that matter) to go behind a written agreement…

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Employment or contractor relationship?

What follows is an extract from a recent decision of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia about the legal tests…

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Employee or contractor in Fair Work law?

Recently, in Rutland v Royans Wagga Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 910 delivered 9 August 2017 per Bromwitch J the Federal Court…

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Independent contractors and the general protections

An independent contractor is covered by the general protections provisions of the Fair Work Act. What is an independent contractor?…

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