News and updates

Keep up to date with news from across Employment New Zealand.

11 April 2022

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.

07 April 2022

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.

04 April 2022

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.

29 March 2022

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.

10 March 2022

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.

14 February 2022

Labour Inspectorate responds to sharp rise of complaints in dairy sector

The Labour Inspectorate, along with the Tenancy Compliance Investigations Team, will visit dairy farms later this month to assess their compliance with minimum standards of employment and tenancy.

08 February 2022

Have your say on the New Zealand Income Insurance Scheme

Every year, more than 100,000 New Zealanders are made redundant, laid off, or have to stop working because of a health condition or disability.

14 January 2022

Ignorance not an insurance from personal liability, court rules in Southern Taxis case

Individuals cannot protect themselves from personal liability by claiming they were unaware that they had breached the law, the Court of Appeal has ruled in a case.

14 December 2021

Workers stood down still entitled to minimum wage

The Court of Appeal has overturned the Employment Court’s ruling that employees who did not work during the lockdown were not entitled to be paid minimum wage.

29 November 2021

Five employment tips for public holidays over Christmas and New Year

These are five things to note for employers and employees to prepare for the upcoming holiday season.