Your feedback to improve contractors’ rights

The Government is seeking your feedback on a range of options to reduce the vulnerability some contractors face in the workplace.

This includes those who are misclassified as contractors, or sit in the grey zone between a contractor and employee.

We are consulting on four groups of options to improve rights for contractors and protect vulnerable workers:

  • deterring employers from misclassifying workers as contractors and not employees
  • making it easier for workers to access a determination of their employment status
  • changing who is an employee under New Zealand law
  • enhancing protections for contractors without making them employees.

We want to hear about how these changes could affect you. Your feedback will inform further policy work to progress the options.

Better protection for contractors — Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website (external link)