Submissions received on the Exposure draft - Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill

In April 2017, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) sought written submissions on the Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill.

The commentary document welcomed feedback on the workability of the Bill and whether it effectively achieves its purpose as set out in the Cabinet paper.


Final submissions were received on 11 May 2017. The submissions received represent views from individuals, union members, unions or worker associations, advocacy groups, employers, and law firms.

Submitters who wished to remain anonymous are referred to as 'individual submitter'. Redactions have been made in accordance with the Official Information Act 1982 and the Privacy Act 1993 and when content may be defamatory or commercially sensitive. Three submitters requested for their submission to remain confidential. These submissions have not been published.

The following submissions were received: