Changes to COVID-19 reinfection advice
The Ministry of Health has updated its advice around possible reinfection with COVID-19 within 90 days of a previous infection, in light of evidence that reinfections can occur earlier than 90 days.
Parental leave payments to increase
Parental leave payments will increase by 6.33% from Friday, 1 July 2022, to match the rise in the average weekly earnings.
Takeaway delivery driver an employee, ERA finds
A driver delivering takeaway food via an online app was an employee of the company providing the platform, and not an independent contractor, the Employment Relations Authority has found.
New Zealand celebrates first Matariki public holiday
The Matariki public holiday – the first public holiday to recognise Te Ao Māori – will be on Friday 24 June 2022.
Matariki public holiday
The Matariki Public Holiday Bill has been passed.
High Court upholds legality of education and health vaccination mandates
The High Court’s decision in NZDSOS Inc v Minister for Covid-19 Response has now been released.
Temporary collective bargaining changes will be removed
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
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
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.
Minimum wage is increasing on 1 April. Are you ready?
As a business owner or manager, you need to be ready for the increase in minimum wage rates on Friday, 1 April 2022.