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30 January 2020

Whether certain workers are employees or independent contractors has become a hot topic in the era of the gig economy.

Courts and Tribunals around the world faced this issue in respect of Uber, with varying findings. Courts in a number of US states determined Uber drivers were employees while the Fair Work Ombudsmen in Australia found the drivers were contractors. In the UK, the Employment Tribunal threw a further alternative into the debate, finding that Uber drivers fell into a middle ground category of "workers" which entitles them to some minimum entitlements like minimum wage and paid holidays.

This classification issue is not a new one and can have very wide-ranging consequences. More ...


Cullen - The Employment Law Firm was one of the first eleven law firms in New Zealand approved to provide employment law services to Government and the public sector.

Cullen - The Employment Law Firm and Women's Refuge are partnering to bring your business an understanding of the effects of domestic violence and the new laws assisting victims of domestic violence at work. Contact us to discuss your needs.

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