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  • Breastfeeding at work

    Employers must provide appropriate facilities and breaks for women who want to breastfeed at work.

    Hours and wages > Rests and breaks > Breastfeeding at work

  • Rests and breaks

    Employees must have rest and meal breaks or reasonable compensation if they don’t.Women who want to breastfeed or express milk should have extra breaks and facilities where practical.

    Hours and wages > Rests and breaks

  • How much to pay

    As long as an employee’s pay is above the relevant minimum wage and complies with the employment agreement and legislation, an employer can choose how much to pay their employee.

    Hours and wages > Pay and wages > How much to pay and pay rises

  • Benefits and allowances

    An employee is not entitled to be paid allowances over and above salary and wages unless these have been agreed with their employer.

    Hours and wages > Pay and wages > Benefits and allowances

  • Gender pay gap

    Employment equity is about fairness at work.It means people have the same opportunities to participate fully in employment regardless of their gender.

    Hours and wages > Pay and wages > Pay equity > Gender pay gap

  • Pay review analysis

    To assess the impact of gender on the pay and participation of women, organisations need to analyse quantitative HR and payroll data.

    Hours and wages > Pay and wages > Pay equity > Pay review analysis

  • Spotlight skills recognition tool

    A set of tools designed to help managers write position descriptions, select staff, manage performance and encourage individual and career development.

    Hours and wages > Pay and wages > Pay equity > Spotlight skills recognition tool

  • Restaurant pays out after MBIE’s freezing order

    The Taste of Egypt Ltd paid $91,000 in penalties and arrears owed to two workers to the Employment Court, pending their appeal.

    Employment New Zealand > News and updates > Restaurant pays out after MBIE’s freezing order

  • Courtenay Place shop to pay $54K after MBIE uncovered labour law breaches

    The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered a Wellington business ShopperStop 1 Limited to pay approximately $54,000 in penalties for employment law breaches and arrears owed to an employee.

    Employment New Zealand > News and updates > Courtenay Place shop to pay $54K after MBIE uncovered labour law breaches

  • Labour Inspectorate investigates employers for Holidays Act breaches

    The Labour Inspectorate has investigated 42 employers for payroll-related breaches of the Holidays Act since 2012 and more targeted investigations are planned.

    Employment New Zealand > News and updates > Labour Inspectorate investigates employers for Holidays Act breaches