Workplace Laws have Changed

April was a big month for New Zealand businesses as significant changes to workplace legislation came into effect.

The changes are wide-ranging and most have been well publicised. However, given the level of detail involved, you may want to brush up on the nitty-gritty if you’re not overly familiar with it already.

Changes have been made to health and safety regulations, the minimum wage, parental leave entitlements, and compensation rules for cancelled shifts, enforcement of employment standards, asbestos licences, and ACC levies. In addition, zero-hour contracts are prohibited. In March, significant changes were made to the Food Act which will be phased in over three years for businesses producing and serving food.

If you own or are a director of a business and/or are responsible for employing staff, then you have a duty to be fully aware of the changes and to implement them where applicable.

For further details, check out this link from the Government’s business advisory website:

http://www.business.govt.nz

You can also subscribe to a monthly newsletter from the site to keep you up to date with legislative changes and related business advice.

© KEPA 2016

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