Employment Law Changes 2019 – Practical implications for HR - 30 April 2019 (On Demand)


Find out how changes to the Employment Relations Act 2000 will impact on your business.

The Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018 will significantly change employment relations in New Zealand.

In this practical webinar, find out how these changes will impact on your business.
We will provide an overview of the amendments to the Employment Relations Act 2000, which was passed in December 2018, and will take full effect from 6 May 2019.

This legislation will provide protections for employees, strengthening the role of collective bargaining in the workplace, and improve fairness of work conditions.
Find out how to implement and manage changes to your workplace, including:

  • How to manage increased rights of unions and the scope of collective bargaining
  • Consider appropriate strategies to prepare for the new industrial environment, including information sharing obligations
  • Manage increased rights to rest breaks and vulnerable employees
  • How to recruit and manage new employees if your business can no longer rely on 90 day trial periods
  • Find out an employer’s obligations when implementing job trials during the selection process, 90 day trial periods and probationary periods.

The webinar will provide practical advice on how to implement these changes in your day to day HR practice.


Attendees will develop an understanding of changes to the Employment Relations Act 2000, since the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018 was passed.

Attendees will develop practical strategies to manage and implement changes relating to:

  • collective bargaining and unions
  • rest breaks
  • vulnerable workers, and
  • 90 day trial periods.


30 April 2019


HR general practitioners, all HR professionals, people managers, managers who deal with collective bargaining, business owners, practice managers


Julia Shallcrass, Director and Lawyer of KiwiBoss,, KiwiBoss

1.5 CPD Hours

  • On Demand Event
    Complete online in your own time (Self-paced)
    • $210.00 excl. GST

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