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Wednesday 23 Jan 2019

If you employ people in New Zealand, then you should know about changes to the Employment Contracts Act that took effect in December 2018.

When: 12 December 2018

What: Changes to the Employment Relations Act now in effect include the following:

  • Union representatives can now enter workplaces without consent, provided the employees are covered under, or bargaining towards, a collective agreement.
  • Pay deductions can no longer be made for partial strikes.
  • Businesses must now enter into bargaining for multi-employer collective agreements, if asked to join by a union.
  • Employees will have extended protections against discrimination on the basis of their union membership status.

What you need to do: To learn more about these and other changes coming into effect on 6 May 2019 click on the link below or get your HR person to do it.

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