Self-employed or employee?
October 26, 2010 § 10 Comments
One of the big issues that has been at the heart of recent disputes has been the status of actors as employees on productions.
Currently the case is that we are not – we
are independent contractors but one of the agendas behind “The Hobbit” action was to shift the status of actors to employees. Benefits cited range from holiday pay to superannuation, ACC to health and safety. And, of course, the right to negotiate collective employment agreements.
In establishing the NZ Actors’ Guild we are looking to preserve actors’ self-employed status. But maybe you think differently…
Tell us about the up and down sides of being an independent contractor and let us know – do you want to remain self employed?