Minimum Wage Increase

Minimum Wage Increase

Effective from 1 April 2019, the minimum wage will rise from... read more

Effective from 1 April 2019, the minimum wage will rise from $16.50 an hour to $17.70. The starting-out and training...

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Government / January 24, 2019

Work Visa Changes

Work Visa Changes

We recently advised you that the Government was introducing changes... read more

We recently advised you that the Government was introducing changes to temporary work visas here. The Government has provided further...

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Immigration / December 17, 2019

Government releases Discussion Paper on Fair Pay Agreements

Government releases Discussion Paper on Fair Pay Agreements

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has... read more

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released a Discussion Paper for the design of the Fair Pay...

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Agreements / December 17, 2019

New rules to protect contractors contemplated – MBIE consultation

New rules to protect contractors contemplated – MBIE consultation

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has... read more

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has issued a Discussion Document (Document) with the aim of providing better...

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Government / January 23, 2020

Paid Parental Leave Increases to 26 Weeks

Paid Parental Leave Increases to 26 Weeks

On 1 July 2020 government-funded parental leave entitlement increased... read more

On 1 July 2020 government-funded parental leave entitlement increased from 22 to 26 weeks for eligible employees. Summary of changes...

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Government / July 22, 2020

The Protected Disclosures (Protection of Whistle-blowers) Bill

The Protected Disclosures (Protection of Whistle-blowers) Bill

The Protected Disclosures (Protection of Whistle-blowers) Bill... read more

The Protected Disclosures (Protection of Whistle-blowers) Bill (Bill), proposed to replace the existing law which is 20 years old, passed...

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Government / July 22, 2020

Election 2020: What’s on offer for workplaces?

Election 2020: What’s on offer for workplaces?

On Saturday 17 October 2020, our next general election will be... read more

On Saturday 17 October 2020, our next general election will be held, together with the End of Life Choice and...

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Government / September 22, 2020

Post-Election Analysis

Post-Election Analysis

What can we expect, now the new Labour government has been confirmed? ... read more

What can we expect, now the new Labour government has been confirmed?  During the 2020 election campaign, the Labour Party...

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Government / October 27, 2020