Other employment updates come into force on 6 May 2019

Author:Mr Brian Nathan
Profession:Duncan Cotterill

There are significant legislation changes to the Employment Relations Act coming into force on 6 May 2019. These changes will impact all workplaces and employers should be taking active steps to prepare for the change. Key changes include:

Rest and meal breaks will return to a prescriptive approach in terms of length and timing. Trial periods will no longer be available to all employers and will only be available to small to medium sized employers (employers with fewer than 20 employees). Union delegates will be entitled to reasonable paid time off to represent employees. The rates of wages and salary will be required to be included in collective employment agreements. Employer's obligations to prospective and new employees who are not...

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