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Parental leave payments to increase from 1 July 2024 11 June 2024

The Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety announced today that from 1 July 2024, parental leave payments will increase.

Holidays Act update 06 June 2024

The Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Brooke van Velden has made a progress announcement on fixing the Holidays Act 2003.

Opening for business or working this Easter? Know your rights and responsibilities 27 March 2024

The Labour Inspectorate is reminding employers and employees of their rights and responsibilities leading up to the Easter period.

Minimum wage rising to $23.15 per hour from 1 April 2024 01 February 2024

The Workplace Relations and Safety Minister has announced that the adult minimum wage will be rising to $23.15 per hour from 1 April 2024. This is an increase of 45 cents per hour from the current hourly rate of $22.70.

Extending the availability of 90-day trial periods to all employers 12 December 2023

The Government has announced its intention to progress legislation to extend the availability of 90-day trial periods to all employers.

Spring’s Junction Café fined a second time for employment breaches 05 September 2023

Spring’s Junction Café and Motor Inn based in South Island, and its director, must pay $36,000 in penalties after breaching multiple minimum employment standards during the pandemic in 2020. The firm was penalised for similar offences in 2016.

Unregistered Motor Vehicle Trader convicted and fined 14 December 2022

Kahn David Ratcliffe, an unregistered motor vehicle trader, was convicted last week for breaching the Motor Vehicle Sales Act 2003 (MVSA).

Proposals released for a New Zealand Income Insurance Scheme 02 February 2022

Every year, more than 100,000 New Zealanders are made redundant and laid off, or have to stop working because of a health condition or disability.

New border exception to support rapidly growing tech sector 13 December 2021

The Government has announced today a new border class exception for the technology sector, to support this rapidly growing industry to bring in overseas talent where it is most needed.