The High Court has handed down important judgments in two cases that provide guidance on the meaning of an independent contractor. The judgments in these cases give a lot more emphasis to the terms of the written contract between the business and the worker, than the approach adopted in many earlier Court judgments which considered the difference between an employment relationship (a contract of service) and an independent contracting relationship (a contract for services).

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) is conducting a Family and Domestic Violence Leave Review to consider whether award-covered employees should have paid family and domestic violence leave entitlements. Ai Group is playing a leading role in representing employers in the case.

Many employers whose employees have worked at home for an extended period during the pandemic are currently giving consideration to what arrangements should be implemented for the future.

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