1. Employment Law has not changed due to COVID-192. There are specific conditions if an employer wants to change the terms and conditions of an employee’s work arrangements3. Different alert levels dictate when employees can go to the workplace4. Employees’ rights to hav...
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Important up-to-date information available from Employment New Zealand, during Alert Level 4 Employment New Zealand Key points to note are:Employment law still applies to all employment relationships, regardless of the circumstances that we find ourselves in.Early Resol...
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Changes to the Employment Relations Act, which provide security officers with additional employment protections, came into effect in on 1 July 2021. The changes give security guards the same employment protections already held by cleaning, catering and some laundry and caret...
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The rates for paid parental leave have increased from 1 July 2021. The maximum paid parental leave rate has increased by 2.5 per cent, from $606.46 to $621.76 per week. The minimum amount of payment for a self-employed person per week is $200 per week. For more information v...
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New Zealand will celebrate Matariki as a public holiday from Friday 24 June 2022. The calendar date for the Matariki public holiday will shift each year to align with the maramataka (Māori lunar calendar). Shop trading hours will not be impacted. Dates for the next 30 years...
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Migrant Exploitation

August 20, 2021
New measures to better protect migrant workers from exploitation came into force on 1 July 2021. The changes are part of a wider Government initiative to combat all forms of exploitation. These include: 1. A new visa to support migrants to leave mistreatment and exploitative...
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07 July 2020 - By Don RennieLAWTALK 941 Since 1974 when the common law right of accident victims to sue to recover damages for personal injury was abolished, the legal profession has shown very little interest in ensuring that the statutory ACC scheme adequately replaces com...
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A new service to match lawyers wanting to do pro bono work with people needing legal services was officially launched at Parliament earlier this week. Te Ara Ture, who will operate the new online tool, has been developed by Community Law Centres o Aotearoa. Officially l...
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