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Applications for COVID-19 Workers and Workplaces Assistance Fund now open 06 July 2020

Employment New Zealand invites business organisations, unions and community providers to register their interest in the COVID-19 Workers and Workplaces Assistance Fund.

Penalties for employment breaches upheld in Court 01 July 2020

The Employment Court dismissed the challenge by Shalini Limited against penalties of $100,000 imposed by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) for migrant exploitation.

Paid parental leave extended 01 July 2020

From 1 July 2020, the duration of parental leave payments is extended from 22 weeks to 26 weeks. Paid parental leave is intended to support families in the first months of their baby’s life.

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Use our tool to determine if you or your partner are entitled to parental leave.

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