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The Employment Relations (Triangular Employment) Amendment Bill

The Employment Relations (Triangular Employment) Amendment Bill received Royal assent on the 27th of June 2019. The Bill comes into force at the expiry of 12 months from the date of assent, or at an earlier date selected by the Governor General.

So what is “Triangular Employment”? The term represents a relationship where an employer contracts with another business to deliver services provided by their employee/s. A common kiwi example is where tradies sign an employment agreement with a labour-hire company, but are sub-contracted to another business for temporary work.  The labour-hire company remains as the primary employer, but the other business is viewed as a controlling third party because of their control over the employee’s daily tasks.

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