Legislation reviews

Extending paid parental leave to 26 weeks by 2020

The Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Bill was passed to extend the duration of paid parental leave.

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Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill

If passed, the Bill will update the Equal Pay Act 1972 and amend the Employment Relations Act 2000 to provide a process and principles to guide employers and employees in making, assessing and resolving pay equity claims in bargaining.

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Law change for Easter Sunday shop trading

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.

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Employment Standards Legislation Bill

The Employment Standards Legislation Bill came into force on 1 April 2016.

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The Accident Compensation (Financial Responsibility and Transparency) Amendment Act 2015

The Accident Compensation (Financial Responsibility and Transparency) Amendment Act 2015 came into force on 24 September 2015.

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Amendments to the Employment Relations Act 2000 (March 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.

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Advice to Government on changes to Employment Relations Act 2000 (April 2013)

The Employment Relations Amendment Bill was introduced to Parliament on 26 April 2013. See information summarising the proposed changes in the Bill.

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Proposed Accident Compensation Appeal Tribunal

In June 2015 the Government agreed to targeted consultation on the proposed Accident Compensation Appeal Tribunal.

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Minimum wage review

Minimum wage review papers.

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Consultation on new practitioners for registered health professional and treatment provider definitions

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is consulting on proposed regulations to add new health occupational groups to the definitions of registered health professional and treatment provider, under the Accident Compensation Act 2001 (AC Act).

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