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Tell us whether you think New Zealand should ratify the Forced Labour Protocol 13 March 2019

The Forced Labour Protocol 2014 is an international, legally-binding document that provides guidance on how to eliminate all forms of forced labour, punish offenders and protect victims, including ensuring they have access to remedies such as compensation.

Targeted consultation on replacing Minimum Wage Exemptions scheme 21 February 2019

The Government is considering replacing the Minimum Wage Exemption scheme.

Jobs Online data released 18 February 2019

Job advertisements rise by 2.0 per cent in the December 2018 quarter.

Fair Pay Agreements report released 31 January 2019

The report of the Government-convened Fair Pay Agreement Working Group has been released, detailing recommendations on a system for sector-wide collective bargaining.

Job advertisements rise again in November 21 December 2018

The number of online job advertisements rose by 0.7 per cent in the month of November 2018 and 9.7 per cent over the year.

Minimum wage going up to $17.70 19 December 2018

The Government announced the minimum wage will increase to $17.70 an hour on 1 April 2019 – an increase of $1.20 per hour.

Health and Safety at Work Strategy launched 17 December 2018

The Government’s Health and Safety at Work Strategy 2018-28 was launched last week, setting out the Government’s vision for improving workplace health and safety across New Zealand over the next ten years.

ACC levies for the next two years confirmed 11 December 2018

The Government has announced the new ACC levies for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 years.

Parliament passes changes to Employment Relations Act 06 December 2018

The Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018, passed in Parliament yesterday, introduces a number of employment law changes that aim to improve fairness in the workplace and deliver decent work conditions and fair wages.

Christchurch man fined for employing unlicensed student to carry out electrical work 27 November 2018

An unlicensed electrical worker has been prosecuted and fined $2550 in the Christchurch District Court for permitting a University student to carry out prescribed electrical work on his property.

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