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Essentials Update: November 2018

Employment Law ChangesNovember 13, 2018

Essentials Update: November 2018

Working Group Flags Changes to Screen Sector

The Government-convened Film Industry Working Group has released its report, detailing a recommended model to allow collective bargaining for contractors in the screen sector.

Established in January 2018, the Group was tasked with finding a fit-for-purpose way to restore the rights of film production workers to collectively bargain, following 2010 law changes, commonly referred to as the ‘Hobbit law’.

The Group included key industry players, as well as BusinessNZ and the Council of Trade Unions, and was facilitated by Linda Clark. The recommendations will now be considered by Government.

Read more by following this link.

Government proposes changes to protect whistle-blowers

The NZ Government is proposing changes to its Protected Disclosures Act, offering greater protection to whistle-blowers, and ways to make it easier for them to report about serious wrongdoing in the workplace.

Submissions are now open and will run until 7 December.

Find out more on the New Zealand Government website.

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