The Privacy Bill - Sept 2018

This update covers: A summary of the bill proposed to replace the Privacy Act 1993; Changes to MBIE’s employment mediation services; and The Holidays (Bereavement Leave for Miscarriage) Amendment…


Multiple amendments - April 2019

This update covers: Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018 Domestic Violence – Victims’ Protection Act 2018 The Employment Relations (Triangular Employment) Amendment Bill Fair Pay Agreements…


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Domestic Violence - Victims Protection Bill - Aug 2018

The Domestic Violence – Victims’ Protection Bill (the Bill) recently passed its third reading in Parliament. From April 2019, when the changes take effect, victims of domestic violence will be…


Employment Relations Amendment Bill - Feb 2018

This update covers: A summary of the Employment Relations Amendment Bill (the Bill). Announced ERA Bill The new Bill proposed by the Labour led Government has been introduced to Parliament and had…


Government announced policies for employment law - Dec 2017

This update covers: A summary of the new Government’s announced policies for employment law. Announced Policies of the new Government With the new Labour Government in office, many areas of…


Multiple amendments - May 2017

This update covers: A reminder about legislative changes to minimum standards which came into force on 1 April 2017; A Bill before Parliament which, if enacted, would allow the contracting out of…


Practical Guidance for Employers Following a Natural Disaster

Practical Guidance for Employers following a Natural Disaster - Nov 2016

Following the magnitude 7.5 earthquake in the early hours of Monday 14 November 2016 many people and businesses in the lower North and upper South Island were severely impacted. People suffered…


Holiday Reminders - Nov 2016

Holiday Reminders With the holiday season fast approaching, here are a few reminders about issues that can arise at this time of year, including: Closedown periods; Calculating holiday pay; Public…


Technical Redundancy Changes to the State Sector Act 1998 - Oct 2016

In July 2013 changes were made to the State Sector Act 1998 (the SSA) which impacted the redundancy entitlements of State Sector employees. These changes were delayed until three years after they…