Uber drivers – the latest decision in the contractor or employee debate

The Employment Court has ruled that four Uber drivers, who worked in both the ride sharing and the meal delivery services, were employees rather than independent contractors (E Tū Incorporated & another v Rasier Operations BV & others [2022] NZEmpC 192). This will have significant implications for minimum wage, holidays, sick leave, and other entitlements […]

Govt’s proposed Income Insurance Scheme – yet another business cost or a sensible solution?

The Government’s proposed New Zealand Income Insurance Scheme (IIS) has been thrust into the media spotlight, and if the scheme proceeds in its current form there will be significant impacts on the employment law landscape. The idea: Ministers say the proposed IIS fills a gaping hole in New Zealand’s social insurance space, contrasted with the Opposition’s […]

Fair Pay Agreements Bill passes into Law

Fair Pay Agreements Bill passes into law The Fair Pay Agreements (FPA) Bill has been passed into law, with the new bargaining system to take effect on 1 December 2022. The Fair Pay Agreement system brings together unions and employer associations within a sector to bargain for minimum employment terms for all covered employees in an industry or occupation. […]