Categories & Definitions

Employee (e.g. s230(1) ERA)

An individual who has entered into or works under a contract of employment ­ expressly agreed (either in writing or orally) or implied by the nature of the relationship.

Worker (e.g. s230(3) ERA)

An individual who works under a contract of employment or a contract to personally provide work or services (excluding contracts to provide services to clients or customers of a businesses undertaking or profession) i.e. independent contractor.

Self-employed (no statutory definition)

An individual who works under a contract for services ­ potentially working for a number of different organisations.