All “Employment law” topics

Independent contractor or an employee?

When engaging independent contractors, it is essential that businesses carry out a thorough analysis of the real nature of the relationship. An Employment Court ruling in May that a contract courier driver should properly be characterised as an employee (meaning he was entitled to a range of minimum wage, leave, personal grievance and other entitlements) has been described as having “huge implications across the entire industry”.

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The Courier Case and what it means for you

Independent contractors who provide courier driving services are mounting a claim in the Employment Court, arguing that despite the terms of their contracts, they are employees. In this article, Jackie Behrnes and Gwen Drewitt take a look at the difference between employees and independent contractors and the potential significance of this case.

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