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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. 

Bill to increase employees’ minimum sick leave entitlement 01 December 2020

The Government has announced it will introduce a Bill to Parliament to increase employees’ minimum entitlement to sick leave from five days, to 10 days.

Changes to the Equal Pay Act 06 November 2020

Changes to the Equal Pay Act come into effect today, establishing a practical and accessible process to raise and consider pay equity claims.

Equal Pay Amendment Bill passes 27 July 2020

Parliament has voted to pass the Equal Pay Amendment Bill, which lays out a simple and accessible process to raise and consider claims of systemic sex-based pay discrimination in female-dominated workforces.

Changes to the Employment Relations Act while the Epidemic Notice is in place 15 April 2020

The government has decided that some rules for collective bargaining will be temporarily modified in the Employment Relations Act while the current Epidemic Notice is in place.

Government considers retirement income policy review recommendations 29 January 2020

The Government is considering the recommendations of the Retirement Commissioner’s review into New Zealand’s retirement income policies, which was released on 29 January 2020.