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  • Employer Bulletin | 13 November

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    A new resource explaining the link between human rights, te Tiriti o Waitangi and co-governance has been released by Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission.

  • Employer Bulletin | 6 November

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    Labour Hire business owner, Surasak Pootinun, has been sentenced to five and a half years in jail after being found guilty of 69 different tax evasion and forgery charges involving nearly one million dollars.

  • Employer Bulletin | 30 October

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    The cost of living for New Zealand households has increased by 7.4 percent in the 12 months to the September 2023 quarter, according to Stats NZ.

  • Employer Bulletin | 24 October

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    Following the death of 52-year-old Julian Bruins Yates, whose van was struck when a trailer detached from a work vehicle, a WorkSafe investigation found that the trailer’s safety chain was not connected to the vehicle.

  • Employer Bulletin | 16 October

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    Following the election at the weekend, it’s likely that any new government will pursue a range of reforms to employment legislation. For example, National has made clear that it will repeal Fair Pay legislation within 100 days of taking power.

  • Employer Bulletin | 9 October

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    The New Zealand Government's Apprenticeship Boost initiative has achieved a significant milestone, with 20,000 employers participating in the program. Since its launch in August 2020, the initiative has supported nearly 62,000 apprentices in commencing and advancing their trade training.

  • Employer Bulletin | 2 October

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    From September 29, 2023, New Zealand is accepting applications for Work to Residence visas, including Green List and sector agreements visas.

  • Employer Bulletin | 25 September

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    New Zealand's economy is experiencing a strong export boost, signaling a positive turnaround and increased resilience following the aftermath of Cyclone Gabrielle. Finance Minister Grant Robertson highlights the economy's strength in the face of global uncertainties.

  • Employer Bulletin | 18 September

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    The Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update reveals positive signs for New Zealand's economy, avoiding a recession despite global challenges and the recent North Island weather events.

  • Employer Bulletin | 11 September

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    In a devastating workplace accident, 19-year-old Matthew Nevill suffered the partial amputation of three fingers while attempting to repair a conveyor belt chain during his summer job at Clyde Orchards in February 2021.

  • Employer Bulletin | 4 September

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    Individuals holding a Special Ukraine Visa in New Zealand have the opportunity to pursue a residency pathway, provided that the principal applicant was granted the visa and arrived in New Zealand before March 15, 2024.

  • Employer Bulletin | 28 August

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    Disabled individuals face significant challenges in gaining employment, and recent data from Stats NZ reveals a widening income gap. In 2021, the income gap was $144 per week less in median wage or salary. Now, the gap has increased to $225 per week.

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