News and updates

Matariki public holiday 12 April 2022

The Matariki Public Holiday Bill has been passed.

Temporary collective bargaining changes will be removed 07 April 2022

The government has decided that the temporary modifications to collective bargaining rules that were made in response to COVID-19 will be removed.

Opening your business over the Easter or ANZAC holidays 04 April 2022

If your business is opening over the Easter and ANZAC holidays, you should be aware of the rules around employer obligations to their employees, and the ability of shops to trade.

Fair Pay Agreements 29 March 2022

Have your say until 19 May 2022 on the Fair Pay Agreements Bill and parliamentary paper. This bill affects employers and employees alike and could have implications for you.

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Overview of the minimum rights and responsibilities for employees and employers.

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