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. 

The new Labour-led coalition Government has introduced a new bill to amend the Employment Relations Act 2000 and implement the employment law reforms that were promised prior to last year’s general election.

Recent developments in employment law give rise to a need to review and update employment agreements.