The Holidays Act: Will proposed changes solve the headaches?
Keywords:Holidays Act, legislative reform, risk remediation, noncompliance
More than 200 organisations across New Zealand have been found non-compliant with the Holidays Act since its enactment in 2003. Thousands of employees have been underpaid by a combined amount in the millions and employers have incurred significant costs to remediate and maintain compliance. This article considers the issues with the Act, the impacts, and whether the changes proposed by the Holidays Act Taskforce will address these issues. It then sets out an alternative approach.
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