Different jurisdictions have come to different decisions about whether Uber drivers are employees or contractors. The US and Australian jurisdictions have determined the drivers are contractors, whereas in the UK they are held to be “workers”. Now our Employment Court has decided one kiwi Uber driver is a contractor, having recently decided in the Leota case that Mr Leota as a courier driver, is an employee. See here for further information on the Leota case.
Regardless, the lot of dependent contractors will receive close scrutiny in 2021 with the government promising to “work with unions and employers to develop a better statutory regime to protect dependent contractors”.Read More
What are the Public Holidays?
The answer to that question will vary depending on the employee’s work pattern.
This year Christmas Day and New Years’ Day fall on a Friday so there are no transfer issues there, but Boxing Day and 2 January fall on Saturday, so those public holidays will transfer for many employees.Read More