Laws

Contractors or employees?

A recent court case highlights the difference.

In Jamsek v ZG Operations Australia Pty Ltd [2020] FCAFC 119, the Full Court upheld an appeal that two delivery drivers were employees, not contractors. The Full Court held that, while a contractor relationship may exist in principle, it is the totality and reality of the relationship that will determine whether a person is a contractor or an employee.

Jaw-dropping revelations with icare

It was the conflict of interest surrounding John Nagle’s wife and her contract with icare that proved to be the last straw. After a week of negative press and calls for his head, on the back of a joint media investigation with The Sydney Morning Herald and Four Corners, Nagle finally fell on his sword.

Perils of the kitchen bench

There has been considerable publicity in the media recently about respiratory problems caused to people from the cutting of engineered stone kitchen benches.

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