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Proposals released for a New Zealand Income Insurance Scheme 02 February 2022

Every year, more than 100,000 New Zealanders are made redundant and laid off, or have to stop working because of a health condition or disability.

New border exception to support rapidly growing tech sector 13 December 2021

The Government has announced today a new border class exception for the technology sector, to support this rapidly growing industry to bring in overseas talent where it is most needed.

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.