Employment legislation

As an employer, there are a number of different Acts that can be applicable to your employment situation. It is your responsibility to ensure you are not in breach of any legislation. Have you got it covered?

Employment - related legislation to comply with includes:

  • Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002
  • Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004
  • Employment Relations Act 2000 and subsequent amendments
  • Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
  • Holidays Act 2003
  • Human Rights Act 1993
  • Immigration Act 1987
  • Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2001
  • Juries Act 1981
  • KiwiSaver Act 2006
  • Minimum Wages Act 1983
  • Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act 1987
  • Privacy Act 1993
  • Smoke-free Environments Act 1990
  • Volunteers Employment Protection Act 1973
  • Wages Protection Act 1983

We keep ourselves abreast of the never-ending changes to employment legislation, in readiness to respond to your questions and concerns. Our accurate advice is based on compliance with the law.

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