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Tuesday October 31, 2017
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.
Thursday March 26, 2015
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.
Friday November 1, 2013
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.