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Employment law changes

The Government has announced a new Bill that will amend the Employment Relations Act 2000. We want your feedback. Please email nienke.vandijken@tia.org.nz by 21 March 2018.

 

The key amendments include:

  • Restoring statutory rest and meal breaks
  • Limiting 90 day trials to employers with fewer than 20 employees
  • Restoring reinstatement as the primary remedy to unfair dismissal
  • Increasing protections for vulnerable workers such as cleaners and caterers, when a business is transferred or restructured
  • Strengthening collective bargaining and union rights in the workplace.

 Read the Bill. Read the one page summary.