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More support for exploited migrants 20 September 2023

The Government has announced a short-term basic financial and welfare support package, including job search assistance, to individuals on the Migrant Exploitation Protection Visa (MEPV).

Labour Inspectorate welcomes the Employment Court’s decision in the Pilgrim case 17 July 2023

New Zealand’s courts provide an important role to challenge decisions and aspects of law, which this judgment has. It clarifies the applicants in the Pilgrim case are employees.

New law to protect migrant workers 17 July 2023

The Worker Protection (Migrant and Other Employees) Bill is now law and will protect vulnerable workers in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Parental leave payments to increase 27 June 2023

Parental leave payments will increase by 7.7% from Saturday 1 July to reflect the rise in average weekly earnings.

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