From 1 July 2016 the maximum rate of paid parental leave for eligible employees and self-employed parents increased.

Parental Leave Payments Effect 1 June

There are two main changes to parental leave payments that have taken effect as of 1 June 2017:

Paid Parental Leave Extending 1 July 2018

22 June 2018: From 1 July 2018, the number of weeks a parent can receive the government-funded parental leave payments will increase from 18 weeks to 22 weeks.

Government Moves Extend Paid Parental Leave 26 Weeks Urgency

On 8th November, Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Lees-Galloway introduced a Bill to Parliament extending paid parental leave to 26 weeks by 2020, saying it is a vitally important move to support working families with newborns and young children.

Farewell Sarah Sherwin

Sarah Sherwin leaves Paul Diver Associates this week to have her second child.

Employment Standards Legislation Bill Passed Reading

The Employment Standards Legislation Bill has passed third reading in parliament and will come into force 1 April 2016.

Employment Standards Bill

The Employment Standards Legislation Bill proposes to amend the New Zealand employment law to ensure it responds to the modern, dynamic business environment and encourages fair and productive workplaces.

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