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Te Hararei Tūmatanui o Te Kāhui o Matariki: ko te whakatakoto i tētahi pire reo rua ki te Whare – The Matariki Public Holiday: introducing a dual language bill to the House 30 September 2021

The Government has introduced the Matariki Public Holiday Bill to Parliament, the next step in the legislative process to create a new public holiday in Aotearoa. The Bill, Te Pire mō te Hararei Tūmatanui o Te Kāhui o Matariki / Te Kāhui o Matariki Public Holiday Bill, is only the fifth dual language Bill to be introduced to our Parliament.

10 day sick leave entitlement for employees is now in effect 24 July 2021

The legislation doubling employees’ minimum sick leave entitlement to 10 days comes into effect today.

Matariki public holiday – a time for remembering, celebrating and looking forward 02 July 2021

The Government has announced the dates for the Matariki public holiday for the next thirty years.

Extra employment protections for security officers come into force 01 July 2021

Changes to the Employment Relations Act which provide security officers with additional protections have come into effect.

Paid parental leave increases 01 July 2021

The rates for paid parental leave are increasing, effective 1 July 2021.

Bill passes to double sick leave to 10 days 20 May 2021

Parliament has passed the Government Bill to double employees’ minimum sick leave entitlement to 10 days.

Government announces Fair Pay Agreement system 07 May 2021

The Government has announced the design of the Fair Pay Agreement system.

Government accepts Holidays Act Taskforce’s recommendations 23 February 2021

The Government has accepted the Holidays Act Taskforce’s 22 recommendations which aim to improve the Holidays Act by making it clearer and providing greater certainty for employers and employees.

Minimum wage rising to $20 per hour from 1 April 2021 17 December 2020

The Workplace Relations and Safety Minister has announced that the adult minimum wage will be rising to $20.00 per hour from 1 April 2021.

Better protection for security guards 08 December 2020

The Government is moving to better protect security guards’ pay and conditions by adding them to Schedule 1A of the Employment Relations Act. 

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