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
- Fair Pay Agreements
- Sex work in New Zealand
- Changes to the process for setting pay for Members of Parliament
- Security officers – additional employment protections
- Employment legislation reviews
Proposed Accident Compensation Appeal Tribunal
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.
About the consultation
The Government agreed in June 2015 to targeted consultation on the proposed Accident Compensation Appeal Tribunal.
In December 2015, we released a discussion document seeking feedback on 2 main areas:
- who should be the decision-makers for accident compensation appeals - District Court Judges or Tribunal Members
- what rules and procedures should apply to accident compensation appeals.
View the discussion document: Proposed Accident Compensation Appeal Tribunal [PDF, 203 KB]
Submissions closed on 11 March 2016. We received 23 submissions in response to the discussion document. The majority of the feedback received was that stakeholders don't want specialist tribunals and would prefer a consistent process of appeal through the courts. As a result, it was decided not to progress work on establishing specialist appeal tribunal.