Reform of Vocational Education
On 1 August 2019, the Government announced its decisions on the Reform of Vocational Education proposals to create a unified vocational education system and bring together industry and educators.
Fighting exploitation in the New Zealand supply chain
Businesses are being warned of financial penalties and potential damage to their brand reputation if they are not doing enough to fight against migrant exploitation in their supply chain.
Name and shame employers exploiting workers
In the latest ‘stand down list’, we name and shame employers who have breached minimum employment standards and exploited their workers.
High compensation awarded for personal grievances
The compensation and cost award tables have been released for the first half of 2019.
More consumers consider worker rights before buying
More people are choosing which businesses to buy from, based on how they treat their workers.
New ERA Chief appointed
A new Chief of the Employment Relations Authority, a new member and the re-appointment of two members have been announced by Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.
Mobil systems fail to address illegal docking of workers’ pay
The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered a South Auckland petrol station, Mittal and Son Limited (MSL), trading as Mobil Porchester Road, to pay $20,000 for breaches.
Pay bump for new parents
The maximum weekly rate of parental leave payments will increase today from $564.38 per week to $585.80 per week before tax.
New law expands workplace personal grievance options
A new law, passed by Parliament yesterday, expands the ability of workers in triangular employment situations to raise personal grievance claims.
Changes coming for screen sector workplace relations
Law changes have been announced for contractors working in New Zealand’s screen sector.