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April 2009 Newsflash


Published 01 Apr 2009

NEW LAWS NOW IN FORCE

The changes to employment law (amendments to the Employment Relations Act 2000) are now in force.


Employers adversely affected by the Rest Breaks and Meal Intervals will need to obtain consent to vary their employment agreements.

Daylight Savings End

New Zealand Daylight Saving ends at 2.00am on Sunday 5th April. Clocks are put back one hour. Daylight Saving begins again on Sunday 27th September 2009. ...full story

REST BREAKS AND MEAL INTERVALS

The Employment Relations Act 2000 introduces from 1 April 2009 statutory entitlements to rest breaks and meal intervals. Employers are advised to consider two alternative positions....full story

Infant Feeding

The Employment Relations Act requires employers to provide appropriate facilities and breaks for employees who wish to breastfeed (including expressing breast milk), as far as is reasonable and practicable....full story

THE NEW 90 DAY TRIAL PERIOD

90 day trial period - the new law is an amendment to the Employment Relations Act 2000 ...full story

MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE

There are three groups to calculate minimum wages for. These are the "Adult Minimum Wage", "New Entrant's Minimum Wage" and "Training Minimum Wage". ...full story