Affco granted leave to appeal ruling that seasonal workers are continuously employed

Jonathan Underhill
Wed, 13 Apr 2016

By Jonathan Underhill April 14 (BusinessDesk) - Affco New Zealand, the Talleys Group-controlled meat processor, has been granted leave to appeal an Employment Court ruling that the rights of seasonal workers were preserved in the off-season as if they were in continuous employment. No date has been set for a Court of Appeal hearing. Justices Rhys Harrison, John Wild and Mark Cooper granted Affco leave to appeal on three questions of law - did the Employment Court err in finding workers were on employment contracts of indefinite duration;...
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