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.