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WHAT WILL THE NEW GOVERNMENT MEAN FOR EMPLOYMENT LAW

A Labour-led government means we will see a number of changes to the employment law landscape. Some of their policies likely to affect you include: Changes to minimum employment rights Minimum wage will increase to $16.50 per hour from 1 April 2018. The length of paid parental leave will increase from 18 to 26 weeks from 1 July 2018. 90-day trial periods will be altered, so employers must give reasons for dismissal, and disputes on trial period dismissals heard within 3 weeks. The requirement for rest and meal breaks to be taken at specified time will be restored.
Written by Shima Grice at 00:00

EMPLOYER ALERT MINIMUM WAGE SET TO INCREASE

The minimum wage is set to increase on 1 April 2015. Employers should take the time now to ensure that they will have the correct rate information going forward.
Written by Shima Grice at 00:00

KiwiSaver Employer Contributions- Can this be deducted from minimum wage?

In an earlier blog we discussed the increase in minimum contributions from 2% to 3%. The Court of Appeal has now had to consider the interplay between the Minimum Wage Act and the KiwiSaver Act. The Court of Appeal has decided that compulsory employer KiwiSaver contributions cannot be deducted from wages paid to employees when those employees are only paid minimum wage.
Written by Shima Grice, Rebecca Catley at 09:00
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