Wednesday, 21st June, 2017

Changes in the employment space to be aware of:

The first is an increase to the maximum parental leave payment rate, from $527.72 per week to $538.55 per week (gross). The adult minimum wage increased to $15.75 on 1 April 2017.
This means that the minimum rate of the parental leave payment will increase from $152.50 to $157.50.
The second is a new Act the Care and Support Workers (Pay Equity) Settlement Act 2017.
The Act, which comes into force on 1 July, implements the settlement reached by the Crown with relevant unions (E Tū, PSA, CTU, Nurses’ Organisation), ACC and 20 DHBs. I