Being a worker on Mycare means you are an independent contractor. Here is some information on what it means to be an independent contractor.
Independent Contractor- someone who’s in business on their own account.
What Is the Difference Between Being a Contractor Versus an Employee?
The main difference of being a contractor is you aren’t covered by most employment-related laws. This can include things like annual leave, sick leave, tax payments and ACC levies.
Check out Employment New Zealand for a more detailed explanation of the above.
What Are the Benefits of Being an Independent Contractor?
Being a contractor means you are your own boss you can:
- plan your day,
- your clients,
- your roles,
- your workload.
Everything is negotiable and you can stop when you need.
*The above is only possible on Mycare as long as communicate well and be reasonable with your clients
What should I keep an eye out for as an independent contractor?
Am I Eligible to Be an Independent Contractor in New Zealand?
To be an independent contractor in New Zealand you need to have one of the below.
- New Zealand or Australian Citizens (including people born in Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau)
- New Zealand Resident Visa
- New Zealand Work Visa with Open Work Conditions