Proposed increase of paid sick leave in 2021 – what’s your view?

Welcome to 2021! It will be interesting to see what changes are planned relating to employment terms and conditions now that Labour has the majority in Parliament to implement whatever they want without having to convince coalition partners. First cab off the rank this year is...
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Employment law updates…what’s ahead in 2021?

2020 has certainly been a year like no other. Covid-19 has impacted organisations and our lives in numerous ways – from how we work and engage in business to mental health implications. After the year we’ve endured, what changes can we expect in regards to employment and...
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New protections for employees in triangular employment situations

‘New protections for employees in triangular employment situations’ was originally published in the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce Voice Magazine – Issue 03. The Employment Relations (Triangular Amendment) Bill received Royal Assent in June of this year, and...
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Are you ready for these employment legislation changes from 1 April 2019?

A number of employment legislation changes are coming into effect from 1 April 2019. Here’s what you need to be aware of: Minimum Wage Increase From 1 April, the minimum wage will increase by $1.20 per hour, up to $17.70. This aligns with Labour & NZ First’s...
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Employment law changes – awaiting the final outcome…

We await the final outcome of employment law changes from the Coalition Government. The Coalition partner NZ First seemingly remain unconvinced on some of the proposals…. 90 Day Trial Period They have already flexed their muscle on the 90 day trial period proposal. The...
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Have you asked your staff to work on Easter Sunday this year?

Do you require your staff to work on Easter Sunday this year? If your business is a shop and you plan to be open on Easter Sunday, you need to be aware of the amendments to the Shop Trading Hours Act 1990, that were introduced in 2017. If you require staff to work on Easter...
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Employment legislation – too heavily weighted against employers?

There’s a lot of rules and regulations around employment and the workplace. How many pieces of legislation? My latest ‘bible’ the Brooker Employment Handbook lists 30 Acts and Regulations that apply. Eeek! It was complicated before, but from 1 April it got even more so with all...
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