Triangular employment relationships, independent contractors and dependent contractors – Employment Law Masterclass New Zealand

Triangular employment relationships, independent contractors and dependent contractors

12:10 pm

There have been a number of recent developments relating to staff engaged under triangular employment relationships and independent contractors, and change is on the horizon for dependent contractors. This session will outline these developments and future reform.

  • Triangular employment relationships – what are they, and what are the risks and liabilities for all parties, including under the recent amendments to the Employment Relations Act 2000?
  • Implications for independent contractors of the Employment Court's decision in Leota v Parcel Express Limited (2020), and have we seen a change in the cases since then?
  • What is a ‘dependent contractor’, and what basic employment rights are proposed to be extended to them under the Government's reforms?
  • Mere King
    Mere King

    Senior Associate

    Buddle Findlay

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