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Tackling temporary migrant worker exploitation 28 July 2020

A $50 million government investment over the next four years will address temporary migrant worker exploitation in the New Zealand workplace.

Law change supports female-dominated industries 28 July 2020

Parliament has passed the Equal Pay Amendment Bill, which lays out a new process to raise and consider claims of systemic sex-based pay discrimination across female-dominated industries.

Making staff redundant? It’s in your interest to follow a proper process 23 July 2020

The COVID-19 situation continues to be stressful and challenging for many businesses.

Employers warned against illegal pay cuts 14 July 2020

The Labour Inspectorate reminds employers of the need to follow legal procedures when making changes to workers’ pay or other agreed terms and conditions.

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