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Two consultations open: Fair Pay Agreements, and reducing migrant exploitation 17 October 2019

Two consultations have opened today on potential changes to New Zealand’s employment and immigration systems.

Security Officers – application to amend Schedule 1A 19 September 2019

Security officers’ application to be added to the categories of employees that receive continuity of employment protections – Subpart 1 of Part 6A, Employment Relations Act 2000.

Changes to employer-assisted temporary work visas 17 September 2019

The Government has announced a number of changes to the employer-assisted temporary work visa system that will affect employer wanting to recruit temporary foreign workers. The changes aim to improve the temporary work visa system by ensuring that foreign workers are only recruited for genuine shortages, while also providing incentives for employers to employ and train more New Zealanders.

Wellington man fined for paying trainee to carry out electrical work 09 August 2019

A business owner has been prosecuted and fined $10,800 plus costs in Wellington District Court for permitting an unsupervised trainee electrician to carry out prescribed electrical work for homeowners who purchased Groupon vouchers for the work.

Changes coming for screen sector workplace relations 13 June 2019

Law changes have been announced for contractors working in New Zealand’s screen sector. The changes, proposed by industry and largely supported by Government, will see contractors allowed to bargain collectively.