Useful links

We've compiled a list of other organisations and websites that might have information to help you develop your workforce and manage your business.

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Building Performance Updates - news and updates from Building Performance who work with stakeholders to deliver fit-for-purpose, performance-based building regulation that protect the public's safety and property and help lift the sector’s performance.

Employment New Zealand -  part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Employment New Zealand is the leading source of information on employment in New Zealand.

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment - tools and advice from across government to save you time and help make your business a success.

National Construction Pipeline- the construction pipeline reports provide the market a forward view of building and construction work.

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Contractor vs employee

Employees and contractors have different rights and responsibilities.  Health and Safety laws apply to employees and contractors. It is important to know and understand the obligations of each party.

Find out more about the definitions of being an Employee or a Contractor (Labour Only).

For tax and accident compensation purposes, you must decide whether the people who work for you are employees or self-employed contractors. Find out more at IRD.