Employment Laws



The Criminal Records Act

The act is designed to allow individuals with less serious convictions, who have not been convicted for at least seven years, to wipe the slate clean ...


The Employment Relations Act

The Employment Act 2000 replaced the Employment Contracts Act 1991. The objective of the act is to build productive employment relationships between employers, employees and unions ...


The Flexible Hours Amendment

Employment Relations Amendment Bill has passed it's first reading in Parliament. it aims to give employees with young and dependent children the right to request flexible and/or reduced working hours ...


The Health & Safety at Work Act

The principal objective of the Health and Safety Act is to prevent harm from occurring to employees, visitors, contractors and subcontractors while they are at your workplace ...


The Holidays Act

The Holidays Act 2003 came into force in 1st April 2004 and was further enhanced by the amendments in 2004. It sets out the minimum legal entitlements for ...


The Human Rights Act

The Human Rights Act 1993 and the Human Rights Amendment Act 2001 protects us from unlawful discrimination across a number of areas of life. Its aim is to encourage the maintenance ...


The Minimum Wage Act

The Minimum Wage Act 1983 provides statutory minimum wage levels. The current minimum wage rates, before tax, are: 18 years and over - $9.00 per hour 16 and 17 years - $7.20 per hour ...


The Parental Leave Act

The Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act 1987 and its amendment in 2002/04 provides minimum parental leave entitlements for both men and women ...


The Privacy Act

The main purpose of this act is the promotion and protection of individual privacy. The Privacy Act has potential to impact on many areas of your business and its operations ...


The Smoke-free Act

In January 2004 the law required the buildings and grounds of schools and early childhood centres to become smoke free. Further changes which came into action on 10 December 2004 have implications ...


The Injury Prevention Act

The Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2001 came into force in April 2002. It reflects the government’s key goals of injury prevention, complete and timely rehabilitation ...