New Zealand at Work
Waitangi Day Public Holiday
Waitangi Day, 6 February 2016, falls on a Saturday this year which means some employees’ public holiday entitlements may be moved from the actual date of the holiday to the following Monday. This is known as “Mondayisation ”.
Note: This is the first time that Waitangi Day has been Mondayised.
Amendments to the Employment Relations Act 2000
Parental leave payment increase
The starting-out wage is an option for employers and employees.