Bill aims to improve regulatory systems
Bill aims to improve regulatory systems in the areas of workplace relations and safety
Public submissions are now open on the Regulatory Systems (Workplace Relations) Amendment Bill which is being considered by the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee.
The bill makes small regulatory amendments in the workplace relations and safety areas. It is one of a package of three omnibus bills that amends legislation administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
Amendments to the Employment Relations Act 2000
The bill provides that in breaches of employment standards, a person who holds a position in an entity may be treated as a person involved in the breach only if they are an officer of the entity.
Amendments to the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act 1987
The bill provides clarity about parental leave payments when babies are born prematurely. It also clarifies the annual adjustment of parental leave payment rates.