Important Law Chances from 1 April 2011


Are you aware of changes to the Employment Relations Act and Holidays Act passed by Parliamentlast week?

Most changes come into effect on 1 April 2011.
Key changes to the Employment Relations Act include:

  • Extending the 90-day trial period to cover all businesses
  • Improving personal grievance processes
  • Retention of employment agreements
  • Union access to workplaces
  • Role and powers of labour inspectors

Key changes to the Holidays Act include:

  • The option to cash-in up to one week of annual leave
  • The option to agree to transfer the observance of public holidays
  • Proof of sickness or injury

Keep up-to-date on what’s happening by readingour emailslike thisone and visiting our website.


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