The New Zealand government recently announced an additional employer-paid one-off public holiday on Monday, 26 September 2022, to mark the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England.
The New Zealand government passed new legislation introducing a 12th public holiday to commemorate Matariki. The new public holiday aims at honoring those who have lost their lives since the last rising of Matariki as well as celebrating the present and looking forward to the future. The legislation entered into effect on 6 April 2022. In 2022, the additional holiday will fall on 24 June 2022.
Update: The Holidays (Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment Bill has been passed by the New Zealand Parliament and will enter into effect on 24 July 2021. The New Zealand government introduced a new bill to increase statutory employer-paid sick to 10 days […]
The New Zealand government introduced new legislation providing three days of employer-paid leave to employees who suffered a miscarriage or a stillbirth. The new Bereavement Leave for Miscarriage Law, which amends the Holiday Act of 2003, entered into force on […]
New Zealand is expanding paid parental leave to 26 weeks effective 1 July 2020. Background Under the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Act 2017, the paid parental leave entitlement of 18 weeks was extended in two stages: to 22 […]
The government of New Zealand introduced a tax omnibus bill that amends several tax acts to include some minor changes to the KiwiSaver regime. The changes aim to improve and modernize the administration of the tax system. The Taxation Bill […]
The government introduced legislation on 19 September 2018, that would provide a specific process for employees to make a pay equity claim against an employer or group of employers. The previously proposed process required that claimants demonstrate that their claim […]