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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.

Consultation on improving options for youth at risk of limited employment 01 July 2021

MBIE, along with the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Social Development are consulting on a proposed joint Long-Term Insights Briefing on youth at risk of limited employment.

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.

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.

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.

Matariki Advisory Group appointed 04 February 2021

The Government has established a Matariki Advisory Group, to determine when and how Aotearoa will celebrate Matariki together as a public holiday from 2022.

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