A recent Employment Court judgment continues a developing trend of changes as to what constitutes work; and the time during which employees are entitled to be paid (2021-NZEmpC-217-Humphreys v Humphreys and Ministry of Health).
Mr Humphreys looks after his severely disabled daughter and has done so for many years. Mr Humphreys sought to clarify his employment status – whether he can be employed by his severely disabled daughter (as contended by the Ministry of Health) or whether the Ministry is his employer; and if so, what obligations flow from any such employment relationship.Read More
What are the Public Holidays?
The answer to that question will vary, depending on the individual employee’s work pattern.
This year Christmas Day and New Years’ Day fall on a Saturday and Boxing Day and 2 January fall on a Sunday, so those Public Holidays will transfer for most, but not all, employees.Read More