The Government announced in November 2016 that it had accepted the recommendations of the Joint Working Group on Pay Equity Principles and agreed to improve the way pay equity claims are dealt with.
The Shop Trading Hours Act 1990 was amended in 2016 to enable territorial authorities to decide whether retailers in their districts can open on Easter Sunday.
The Employment Standards Legislation Bill came into force on 1 April 2016.
The Accident Compensation (Financial Responsibility and Transparency) Amendment Act 2015 came into force on 24 September 2015.
Significant changes have been mde to employment law in New Zealand and employees and employers need to know how those changes will affect them. This is a summary of the main changes.
The Employment Relations Amendment Bill was introduced to Parliament on 26 April 2013. See information summarising the proposed changes in the Bill.
In June 2015 the Government agreed to targeted consultation on the proposed Accident Compensation Appeal Tribunal.
Minimum wage review papers for 2015 for rate changes effective from 1 April 2016.