Types of employment

Different types of workers
An outline of the different types of employment that are available and how this can affect your employment rights.

Domestic workers' employment rights
Who is a domestic worker? Outline of the employment rights of people working in private homes.

Agency workers
Agency workers have rights under certain employment legislation. Find out more about these and the Protection of Employees (Temporary Agency Work) Act 2012.

Rights of part-time workers
Part-time workers have certain employment rights under the Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001.

Understanding your employment status
Usually it is clear whether you are employed or self-employed. If it is not obvious, this page will help you understand the important differences and where to go for help in getting a determination on your employment status.