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October Employers News 2023

Published 04 Oct 2023
This Issue

90 Day Trials Soon No Longer Valid For Migrant Workers

As part of Immigration New Zealand's (INZ) 'Migrant Work Exploitation Programme' the use of 90 Day Trial Periods will no longer be allowed for any migrant worker employed under the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) scheme from 29 October 2023....full story

Allowing Employees Time off to Vote

The Electoral Act 1993 requires that employers must give employees time off to vote in the general election on polling day if they are eligible to vote and where they have not had a reasonable opportunity to vote before starting work....full story

Increased wages and sick leave rights for RSE workers

From October 1st 2023 workers engaged under the Regional Seasonal Employer scheme must be paid a minimum of $24.97 per hour and get sick leave from day 1.
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Increased Legal Protections Against Migrant Worker Exploitation

The Worker Protection (Migrant and other Employees) Bill is now law and comes into force on 6th January 2024. Be prepared to see the Labour Inspectorate more often....full story

Hiding the Vax Track on Employers Toolbox

It would appear to be safe to say that we are thankfully through the COVID-19 pandemic, and the governmental mandated requirements are a thing of the past. One of the features you may wish to turn off is the Vax Tracker...full story