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Sick Leave to Increase

Most employees are entitled to 10 days’ sick leave a year depending on how long they’ve worked for the same employer, and their entitlement date.

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Rest and Meal Breaks

Employers must pay for minimum rest breaks but don’t have to pay for meal breaks. Rest breaks must be a minimum of 10 minutes, and meal breaks at least 30 minutes.

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Updating Employment Contracts

Following the recent minimum wage increase, now is the ideal time for you as an employer to ensure your business’s employment agreements (contracts) are up to date.

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Pay Equity 

The Equal Pay Act introduces a new process for pay equity claims and provides useful information on past claims. This includes comparative claims data in a central pay equity data repository.

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Workplace Bullying - Part 1

Employers must pay for minimum rest breaks but don’t have to pay for meal breaks. Rest breaks must be a minimum of 10 minutes, and meal breaks at least 30 minutes.

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Workplace Bullying - Part 2

In part two of our blog on bullying the workplace we look at the options that your have when your are faced with harassment and the legislation that exists to help maintain a safe workplace.

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Workplace Bullying - Part 3

The Equal Pay Act introduces a new process for pay equity claims and provides useful information on past claims. This includes comparative claims data in a central pay equity data repository.

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What are Piece Rates

A number of industries across New Zealand, particularly agriculture, use piece rates to pay employees for the work completed. Piece rates refer to employees being paid per piece worked on.

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COVID and Employment

Workplaces will play a key role in supporting New Zealand's vaccination campaign, and the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines will likely raise some important  questions.

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Minimum Wage

Minimum wage rates apply to all employees aged 16 and over, who are full-time, part-time, fixed-term, casual, working from home, and paid by wages, salary, commission or piece rates (some exceptions).

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Supporting Equity in Workplaces

A number of industries across New Zealand, particularly agriculture, use piece rates to pay employees for the work completed. Piece rates refer to employees being paid per piece worked on.

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Contractor v Employee

Workplaces will play a key role in supporting New Zealand's vaccination campaign, and the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines will likely raise some important  questions.

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