Contractors and Non-Permanent Employees

20 November 2017

The circumstances of non-permanent employees and persons in contracting relationships will also receive close scrutiny.  Issues under consideration include:

  • Repealing the "Hobbit" legislation which currently prevents film and TV workers from bargaining collectively.
  • Introducing statutory support and legal rights for dependent contractors who are effectively workers under the control of an employer but who do not receive the legal protections provided to employees. Would this see the return of the Minimum Wage (Contractor Remuneration) Amendment Bill which was recently overturned?
  • Improving job security for people in precarious forms of employment such as labour hire, casual, seasonal and sub-contracted workers.
  • Ensuring NZ law applies to foreign workers in NZ.