Employment Law Changes 2023 – Practical Insights - 22 August 2023 (On Demand)


Find out how changes to workplace relations legislation will affect your business

Are you ready for changes to employment laws?

Join our webinar to ensure that you and your clients comply with the law.

Find out how to update employment agreements, policies, and procedures, based on recent legislative and case law changes.

In this webinar, we will discuss the practical implications of employment legislation recently enacted, or due to take effect this year, including:

  • Employment Relations (Extended Time for Personal Grievance for Sexual Harassment) Amendment Act 2023
  • Employment Relations (Restraint of Trade) Amendment Bill
  • Fair Pay Agreements Amendment Regulations 2023
  • Minimum Wage Order 2023
  • Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act 1987 – Order in Council

This legislation will benefit employees by increasing parental leave payments and minimum wages - and extend the length of time employees can raise personal grievances for sexual harassment.

Proposed changes will restrict the use of restraint of trade clauses to higher income earners.

Find out how to implement and manage changes to your workplace, including:

  • Employment relationships vs independent contractor relationships. Recent case law shows Courts scrutinise independent contractor relationships with many workers found to be employees.
  • Fair Pay Agreements Regulations set out how to specify mandatory terms in finalised Fair Pay Agreements.
  • Minimum wages have increased. Manage increases to minimum wages and living wages in your organisation.
  • Parental leave payments have increased. Find out how the Government’s increase to parental leave payments may impact your business.
  • The use of restraint of trade clauses may be restricted to higher income earners if legislation is passed.
  • Sexual harassment - the timeframe for raising personal grievances on this ground has been extended to 1 year.

The webinar will provide practical advice on how to implement these changes in your day-to-day management of staff and HR practice.


22 August 2023


Attendees will develop an understanding of changes to the upcoming employment legislation and recent case updates, relating to:

  • Fair pay agreements
  • Independent contractor vs employment relationships
  • Restraint of trade clauses
  • Minimum wages
  • Parental leave payments
  • Personal grievances for sexual harassment

Attendees will develop practical strategies to manage and implement changes.


This webinar is useful for anyone who is interested in employment law changes, and how to manage these changes within their organisation.

This webinar is designed for legal advisors, Business owners, HR general practitioners, all HR professionals, people managers, managers who deal with policies, people and culture, and fair pay agreements.


Julia Shallcrass, Director and Lawyer of KiwiBoss.

1.5 CPD Hours

  • On Demand Event
    • $215.00 excl. GST
    Complete online in your own time (Self-paced)
    • $215.00 excl. GST

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