Changes made to New Zealand's vaping laws are being phased in, with the next changes taking effect over the coming months. The latest changes require all packaging for smokeless tobacco products and vaping products containing nicotine to include specific labels warning of the health dangers and addictive nature of the products. Read more…

After many years of consultation and deliberation, the new Incorporated Societies Act 2022 was finally passed on 5 April 2022. The Act's changes will affect all of New Zealand's 23,000+ societies.

The legislation puts in place a modern framework of legal, governance and accountability obligations for incorporated societies and the people who run them. Read more…

The government has released a consultation paper proposing new legislation to reduce modern slavery and worker exploitation in New Zealand and internationally. As currently proposed, the legislation may have a material impact on the way businesses operate in this country. Read more…

The long-awaited Fair Pay Agreements Bill was recently introduced in Parliament proposing a framework for collective bargaining of fair pay agreements (FPA). Read more…

Proposed Income Insurance Scheme

Would be compulsory for most Kiwis

Every year, more than 100,000 workers in New Zealand are laid off or lose their jobs through no fault of their own.[1] Read more…

2022 Budget

Commentary on the Minister's main points

The Minister of Finance, the Hon Grant Robertson, presented the government's Wellbeing Budget to the House on Thursday, 19 May. Read more…

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