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May 29, 2018

A taskforce that brings business, workers and Government together has been established to recommend changes to the Holidays Act 2003, says Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.

“The Holidays Act was enshrined in law to provide for minimum entitleme...

May 17, 2018

New funding to increase the number of labour inspectors will improve the handling of increasingly complex and demanding cases, says Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Lees-Galloway.

“The vast majority of New Zealand employers do the right thing by their st...

May 14, 2018

Minimum wage rates rise

When: 1 April 2018

What: The adult minimum wage rate has gone up 75c to $16.50 an hour. The starting out and training rates have risen 40c to $13.20.

What you need to do: If you pay your workers minimum wage rates, update your payroll and their emp...

May 2, 2018

Minister of Employment Willie Jackson has welcomed news that the unemployment rate fell to 4.4% in the March quarter, indicating the Government is on track with its plan to get unemployment down to 4% by 2020.

“This is the lowest unemployment rate in New Zealand since D...

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