More flexibility and choice at work underpin upcoming changes in the Employment Relations Amendment Act, which comes into effect on 6 March.
The Act includes a handful of changes that will affect small to medium businesses, including more flexibility around rest and meal breaks, and opening flexi-time up to everyone not only parents and caregivers.
The Act focuses on six main areas:
The main changes for small and medium businesses are:
The changes here aim to improve people’s participation in the labour market and to better reflect modern lifestyles.
The key changes are:
The Act aims to make the rest and meal break rules in the Employment Relations Act more flexible, such as to balance breaks with business continuity.
More information about the changes is available on the Employment.govt website (external link) .