This is a friendly reminder that today, 6 May 2019, significant changes to the Employment Relations Act have come into force.

Details of these changes are summarised here.

It is important that employers are complying with these changes. We recommend employers check their current practices, procedures and policies to ensure compliance.

Employers should also note that the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment has released an active choice form for new employees to indicate if they intend to join a union. Click here for the guidance document.

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