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Contracts might be "king", but don't overlook grey areas: Lawyer

Written agreements between employers and workers might now be considered "king", but they won't always be the deciding factor in employee/contractor disputes, a lawyer says.

Two recent High Court rulings have established that when contracts are "fully informed" and "wholly drafted", they will be the focal point in determining what type of relationship exists, Kingston Reid partner Christa Lenard says.

This means that parties can no longer create contracts or agreements that have "every feature of a rooster but call it a duck", she tells an HR Daily Premium webcast...

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