Contracts Reign Supreme – High Court of Australia Confirms Approach to Employee vs. Independent Contractor Debate

February 2022
Region: Asia Pacific

The High Court of Australia last week handed down two long anticipated decisions tackling the question of whether certain workers were employees or independent contractors, and in doing so, affirmed the primacy of contractual terms in determining the legal character of the relationship. In this update, we outline each of the decisions and how these decisions could impact businesses.