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Government announces COVID-19 workplace vaccination legislation 26 October 2021

The Government has announced new legislation to guide decisions on what work needs vaccination.

Govt response to WorkSafe independent review 22 October 2021

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today released the independent review into WorkSafe following the eruption at Whakaari White Island on 9 December 2019.

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.

New plan of action against forced labour, people trafficking and slavery launched 17 March 2021

An all-of-government plan of action against human trafficking, forced labour and slavery has been released.

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.