Employment legislation reviews
From time to time, we review employment and accident compensation legislation. Our current and past reviews are listed on this page.
In this section
A government-appointed Holidays Act Working Group is carrying out a full review of the Holidays Act and will report back with recommendations in 12 months.
The Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Bill was passed to extend the duration of paid parental leave to 26 weeks by 2020.
The Equal Pay Amendment Bill introduces a simple and accessible process to address systemic sex-based pay discrimination across female-dominated industries.
The Shop Trading Hours Act 1990 was amended in 2016 to enable territorial authorities to decide whether retailers in their districts can open on Easter Sunday.
The Employment Standards Legislation Act aims to encourage fair and productive workplaces and ensure employment law responds to a dynamic business environment.
In December 2015 we consulted on the proposed Accident Compensation Appeal Tribunal. Submissions did not support establishing a Tribunal and Cabinet decided to defer further consideration until 2019.
This page provides information about the outcomes of the independent review of advocacy group Acclaim Otago's report into accident compensation dispute resolution processes.
We conduct an annual review of the Cost of Treatment Regulations to ensure payments for treatment are affordable for claimants and ACC and don't cause issues in the health sector.
The Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018 gives effect to the Government’s 100-day commitments in workplace relations.
This page provides the Cabinet papers and regulatory impact analyses for previous reviews of the minimum wages.
The Government set up the Film Industry Working Group to recommend a way to allow film production workers to bargain collectively.
The Government is considering the design of a sector-level bargaining system to enable unions and employers to develop Fair Pay Agreements.
We are taking a proactive approach to ensure employers, facilitators of service and workers in the sex industry understand their rights and legal obligations.
The Remuneration Authority (Members of Parliament Remuneration) Amendment Bill freezes Members' of Parliament pay at current levels until 30 June 2019.