Employment and skills
Employment legislation reviews
- Increasing the minimum sick leave entitlement
- Workplace relations in the screen industry
- Forced Labour Protocol
- Holidays Act Review
- Extending paid parental leave
- Equal Pay Amendment Act
- Law change for Easter Sunday shop trading
- Employment Standards Legislation Act
- Proposed Accident Compensation Appeal Tribunal
- Accident compensation dispute resolution review
- Reviewing regulated ACC payments for treatment
- Employment Relations Amendment Act
- Minimum wage reviews
- Sex work in New Zealand
- Changes to the process for setting pay for Members of Parliament
- Security officers – additional employment protections
- Updating Accident Compensation Review Costs Regulations
- Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day
- Changes to ACC’s Accredited Employers Programme
- Review framework for list of occupational diseases
- Contractor work in Aotearoa New Zealand
- Support workers – request for additional employment protections
- Employment legislation reviews
Increasing the minimum sick leave entitlement
The Holidays (Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment Act 2021.
The legislation doubling employees’ minimum sick leave entitlement from 5 to 10 days came into effect on 24 July 2021. Read the Minister’s announcement at the link below.
More sick leave to support employees on the way(external link) — Beehive website
It’s important that workers can stay home if they are sick. Having a minimum of 10 days sick leave enables more people to stay at home, supports working parents, and stop bugs from spreading. Businesses also benefit from a healthy, well-rested and more productive workforce.
Other key aspects of minimum sick leave entitlements, including the ability to accumulate up to 20 days of unused sick leave, remain the same.
More information can be found on the Employment New Zealand website.
Sick leave(external link) — Employment New Zealand