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Pay Equity is coming

Published 02 Dec 2016

Following the deliberations of a joint union, employer and government working party the Government looks likely to make changes to the Equal Pay Act 1972 and the Employment Relations Act 2000.

A statement issued by the Office of Paula Bennett, Michael Woodhouse and Louise Upston advised that "The Government has accepted the recommendations of the Joint Working Group, which set out principles for raising and resolving pay equity claims through bargaining…"

What will this mean for you?  More information will be available when the Bill to change the legislation is introduced to Parliament.  This is expected to happen in 2017.

If your workforce is predominantly female then you will need to be up to date with the changes as they are announced.  Please contact us for information and advice.