Paid Sleepovers

2015-10-15T15:26:08+00:00 February 17th, 2012|

Sleepover work is now to be paid at the minimum wage rate with workers compensated with 'back-wages' for sleep-over work performed from the period 1 July 2005 to 30 June 2011. The Sleepover Wages (Settlement) Act 2011 ('the Act') came into force on 18 October 2011 as a result of [...]

Proposed Reform of Consumer Laws

2017-05-19T12:17:30+00:00 August 4th, 2011|

On 16 March 2011, the National Government announced it would introduce a Consumer Law Reform Bill before the middle of this year. The Bill will cover the Fair Trading Act, the Consumer Guarantees Act, the Weights and Measures Act, the Layby Sales Act, the Unsolicited Goods and Services Act, the [...]

Changes to Holidays Act

2017-05-19T12:17:30+00:00 July 20th, 2011|

The National Government has introduced some key changes to the Holidays Act which will take effect from 1 April 2011. Employees will be entitled to cash up to one week's annual leave in each year of annual leave entitlement. An employer cannot force an employee to cash up their annual [...]