On 9 February 2022 the High Court of Australia handed down 2 decisions that increased clarity and certainty for businesses who engage independent contractors. Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining And Energy Union & Anor v Personnel Contracting Pty Ltd [2022] HCA 1 and ZG Operations & Anor V Jamsek & Ors [2022] HCA 2 confirmed the importance of the terms in a written contract in determining whether a worker is an independent contractor or employee. It is now important for businesses to understand how to distinguish between an employee and independent contractor, why this is important, and what they can do to minimise the risk of misclassification.

Kimberly Jones, Lawyer, in our Commercial, Employment and Dispute Resolution teams is delighted to be presenting at the Dolphin Discovery Centre in Bunbury on Thursday, 12 May 2022 to discuss what you need to know about engaging with 'Independent Contractors.'


  • Why you need to know the difference between an independent contractors and employee.
  • What the current approach to classification is following the Personnel Contracting and Jamsek decisions
  • Options to consider when engaging a worker
  • How to manage the risk of incorrect classification
  • Independent contractors and superannuation

Date: Thursday, 12 May 2022

Time: 7.30am – 9.00am

Location: Dolphin Discovery Centre, Lot 556 Koombana Drive, Bunbury

Register: Please register via Eventbrite. Alternatively, please email events@hhg.com.au by Thursday, 28 April 2022 and note any dietary requirements.

Dolphin Discovery Centre COVID 19 Information: From 31 Jan 2022, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for all visitors 16 yrs & over is required on arrival.

*Please advise of any dietary requirements should you be attending the networking function.

*This is general information only, and does not constitute specific legal advice. Please consult one of our experienced Legal Team for specific advice relevant to your situation.