New Zealand Domestic Violence leave assistance – new Bill and compliance requirements for employers

The newly passed “Domestic Violence – Victims Protection Bill” legislation will take effect from April 2019 in New Zealand. In short, employees who are facing domestic violence circumstances are entitled to short term flexible working arrangements and up to 10 days off work. For information about the new bill click here.

To find out more, be sure to attend the HR Law Masterclass NZ conference (Wellington 25th September & Auckland 27th September). Jim Roberts, Partner at Hesketh Henry, will address this. Jim was also a key member of a working group Employment New Zealand (MBIE) brought together to provide for guidance for employers on interpreting and implementing the Holidays Act.

Annual Holidays And Other Types Of Leave – Clarifying Uncertainties

  • Key aspects of the Holidays Act 2003 to ensure compliance in respect of Annual holidays
  • Different types of leave and entitlements under the Parental leave entitlements under the Parental Leave and Employment Protection act 1987
  • Understanding compliance requirements for domestic violence leave