Articles and legal news from the Atkinson Vinden Team.

  • Independent Contractor or Employee? High Court clarifies test

    Earlier this month, the High Court handed down two decisions which clarified the test to determine whether a worker was an independent contractor or an employee and revised the approach to determining the relationship. These welcome decisions provide greater certainty for businesses’ relationships with their workers. Prior to these decisions, and for about the last...

    Employment Law

  • Getting it right in Defamation

    When making a publication, it is important in defamation matters, to get it right. Terrance Flowers, who goes by his mother’s name of Kelly on social media, has had judgment entered in open court in his favour, by Chief Justice Quinlan of the Supreme Court of Western Australia, as a result of being wrongfully identified by...



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