More support for exploited migrants
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
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
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
Parental leave payments will increase by 7.7% from Saturday 1 July to reflect the rise in average weekly earnings.
Time to raise a personal grievance due to sexual harassment increases to 12 months
From 13 June 2023 employees will have 12 months to raise a personal grievance related to sexual harassment.
Your employment guide to King's birthday
This year New Zealand will be celebrating the King’s birthday on Monday 5 June.
Second package of Fair Pay Agreements Regulations
The second set of regulations, relating to the Fair Pay Agreement (FPA) process, was published on 11 May 2023 and come into effect on 8 June 2023.
Church exploits vulnerable Korean migrants in elaborate wage scam
Trustees of Jesus Aroma Church, set up to promote and advance Christianity in New Zealand, has been ordered to pay more than $164,000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA).
Bus transport industry’s Fair Pay Agreement application to initiate bargaining approved
The Chief Executive of the MBIE approved an application to initiate bargaining for a proposed Fair Pay Agreement (FPA) on 27 March 2023.
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.