Supreme court – Leave to appeal denied
The Supreme Court denied leave to appeal the Court of Appeal’s judgment that had dismissed an appeal on whether the Employment Court erred in its interpretation of section 7A of the Holidays Act 1981. The Supreme Court at  denied leave to appeal as the Employment Court’s judgment was largely based on interpretation of the relevant contract, rather than the section of the Act. Further, neither the relevant provision of the Act, nor the disputed contract are still in force.
Court of Appeal – Leave to appeal granted
The Court of Appeal granted leave to appeal against the judgment of the Employment Court on the questions of whether the second respondents were employed on employment agreements of indefinite duration, whether s 82(1)(a)(iv) of the Employment Relations Act 2000 applied even if the second respondents were not employed by the appellant in the off-season, and whether the appellant’s new individual employment agreements failed to comply with s 61(2)(b) of the Employment Relations Act 2000.