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
The Holidays (Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment Act 2021.
A law change is on the way for contractors working in New Zealand’s screen industry. The changes, proposed by industry and supported by Government, will see contractors allowed to bargain collectively.
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.
The Government has accepted the Holidays Act Taskforce’s recommendations for improvements to the Holidays Act.
The Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Bill was passed to extend the duration of paid parental leave to 26 weeks.
The Equal Pay Amendment Act introduces a practical and accessible process to raise and consider claims of systemic sex-based pay undervaluation in pay in female-dominated occupations.
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 it was decided not to progress establishing a specialist appeal tribunal.
This page provides information about the implementation of recommendations from the 2015 independent review into accident compensation dispute resolution processes.
MBIE, in conjunction with ACC, conducts a biennial review of the Cost of Treatment Regulations.
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.
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The Remuneration Authority (Members of Parliament Remuneration) Amendment Act repealed the 2015 changes and restored the Remuneration Authority’s discretion to set MPs’ pay based on specified criteria.
Changes to the Employment Relations Act which provide security officers with additional employment protections came into effect on 1 July 2021.
Anei ngā whakamārama mō te Hararei Tūmatanui hou o Matariki, me ōna mātāpono, ōna uara hoki
Information about the new Matariki public holiday, its principles and values.
MBIE is consulting on options for updating the Review Costs Regulations, which outline the costs payable to ACC claimants who seek a review of an ACC decision.
The Government has created a new one-off public holiday on 26 September 2022 to mark the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Following consultation, the Government approved various changes to the Accredited Employers Programme.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), with support from Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), is responsible for using this review framework to support, if needed, changes to the list of occupational diseases which can be covered by ACC.
The Government has been considering how to provide better protections for contractors.