Change to Contractor Status

Posted by on 15 November 2017

New Type of "Contractor"

Labour proposes to include statutory support and legal rights for "dependent contractors" who are effectively workers under the control of the employer but who do not receive the legal protections of employees.

To give dependent contractors legal protection akin to that of employees, presumably a new category of worker would need to be established. A worker would then be either an employee, a dependent contractor, or an independent contractor.

I will keep you posted on developments in this area.