Contractor v employee: getting the relationship right

Course ID ID16037_MAN

  • Online
  • 1
  • Foundation

This seminar will examine recent case law developments and the key issues associated with the engagement of independent contractors versus employees by covering:

  • the difference between contractors and employees – the common law test and key indicia
  • the legislative protections to be aware of, including sham contracting
  • steps to getting the engagement right, and
  • how to best advise your clients so they avoid common pitfalls.

Prior to purchase please see the information below for system requirements.

College of Law Alumni and Law Society Members receive a 10% discount on the price.


Full Price $120.00

Alumni/Member Price $108.00


Start date:

01 April 2016

End date:

30 June 2017

About This Course

Designed for

This seminar complies with the mandatory requirement of Ethics and Professional Responsibility.



Anna Elliot
Of Counsel, Squire Patton Boggs (AU)

Anna Elliott specialises in the area of workplace relations and provides advice, representation and corporate support to clients in all aspects of employment and industrial relations law, both contentious and non-contentious. Anna acts for clients in a broad range of industries, including media and entertainment, financial services, recruitment, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, construction, professional services and government agencies. The media and entertainment industry as well as the recruitment sector are of particular focus and interest for her. Prior to joining Squire Patton Boggs in Sydney, Anna practised in the workplace relations practice in the London office of Squire Patton Boggs and in leading commercial firms in Sydney.

Anna is particularly skilled in advising on employment and industrial aspects of large scale corporate transactions including acquisitions for private equity funds, management buyouts and complex corporate restructurings. She has extensive litigation experience and regularly appears for clients in Australian courts and industrial tribunals. She also has in-depth discrimination law experience and has conducted workplace investigations into employee complaints and allegations of misconduct, discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation. 


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