The High Court of Australia has handed down decisions in two cases regarding the distinction between independent contractors and employees, the National Law Review reports.

In both cases, the court held that because there was a clear written independent contractor agreement in place, it was not necessary to look further to how that contract operated in practice. Employers should therefore be mindful of the importance of the rights and obligations of the parties, and make sure these are clearly set out in their written agreements and accurately reflect the intended relationship, the article states. Read the full article from the National Law Review.