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 Live Webinar: The Final Word on Independent Contractors? The High Court Decisions and the Road Ahead

Date: Tuesday 18th October 2022
Vic, NSW, ACT, Tas: 11am to 12noon
Qld: 10am to 11am
SA:  10.30am to 11.30am
NT:  9.30am to 10.30am
WA: 8am to 9am

The long-standing issue of independent contractor v employee characterisation has recently been the subject of two High Court decisions, which have turned the previous thinking on its head. But is this now the definitive position? This session will examine the ongoing debate and decisions and what employers need to be doing to clarify the nature of their arrangements, including:

  • Is the previous “multi-factorial” approach no longer applicable?
  • Why the contractual terms are now front and centre
  • Is labelling the relationship in the contract enough to tip the balance?
  • Will later conduct under the contract make any difference?
  • What will the approach be in the absence of a written agreement or invalid contract?
  • Key tips for contract negotiations and drafting
  • A detailed analysis of Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union v Personnel Contracting Pty Ltd [2022] HCA 1 and ZG Operations Australia Pty Ltd v Jamsek [2022] HCA 2
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Chris Molnar, Partner, Kennedys, Melbourne, Vic

A partner in Kennedys’ Melbourne office, Chris has been assisting clients to solve workplace relations problems for nearly 30 years.

He has extensive experience across all Australian jurisdictions. He has litigated in State courts and tribunals, and deals regularly with matters in the Federal Court and the Federal Circuit Court.

His clients include large ASX-listed companies and SME's, State, Federal and Territory governments, local councils and public-owned entities. He also acts for individuals, typically senior management. His practice, both litigious and non-litigious, includes employment law, discrimination law, sexual harassment, bullying, industrial relations, work, health and safety, directors’ liability and protection of confidential information.

Chris has post-graduate qualifications in law (LLM) and management (MBA) and regularly presents at industry and legal seminars. He is accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria as a specialist in workplace relations and is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


This webinar is suitable for HR professionals and lawyers practising in employment law – Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.


Registered live webinar delegates will receive a CPD certificate for attendance at this webinar. Lawyers can claim up to 1 CPD unit/point – substantive law.  This webinar has been designed to run for 1 hour, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email: lisa@tved.net.au

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Attending a TEN webinar couldn’t be easier. Basically it’s just like attending a seminar except that you don’t have to leave the comfort of your office or home. You just need to be available at the appointed date and time with your computer and internet connection.

Once you’ve registered for the webinar, we send you a link so that you can login to the webinar from your computer. The speaker delivers the session from their computer in real time. Just like a live seminar, you can ask questions of the speaker. You simply type your question into the question box and the speaker responds to it during question time.

At the end of the webinar session we send you a certificate to confirm your attendance and the number of CPD hours you earned.

You will need a computer with sound, an internet connection and earphones if you need to participate in the webinar in an open office environment (so you don’t disrupt those around you).

Product Code: LB1OCT22
 Price:   $269.50 (Inclusive of GST)
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