Employment Law

Employment Law

On 5 December 2018 the Employment Relations Act Amendment Bill was passed, bringing changes to employment law in New Zealand. While the majority of these changes will come into effect on 6 May 2019, some of the changes are already in force following the Bill being given Royal assent on 12 December 2018. The Domestic Violence Victims’ Protection Act 2018 also comes into effect on 1 April 2019. 

As an employer, you have an obligation under the Immigration Act 2009 to check if a potential employee has the legal right to work for you in New Zealand.

Deciding whether an individual who carries out a task for money does so as an employee or in some other capacity is fundamental to the application of employment law.

All employees must be paid at least the minimum wage for every hour that they work.

Employment Law

Check out this short video from Destination TV, Luke Stewart explains what employers need to know. Call us on 07 578 2199 for legal advice from Holland Beckett, Tauranga lawyers.