Employment Standards Legislation

Employment Standards Legislation – 1 April 2016

Posted by Amy Keir, Associate, LL.B (Hons), B.A on November 9 2016

From 1 April 2016, the Employment Standards Legislation Act took effect.  This Act was designed to strengthen the observation of minimum standards in employment law.

Although the Act is directed at employers that do not have a good compliance history, it does contain some significant changes for all employers to take note of, and it is a good prompt for a business-wide review of your employment processes.  It will have a significant impact for employers who use part time and casual workers, or whose workers do not work on a regular pattern.  

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