A new Government generally means changes to employment law.
The Labour Government have announced the proposed employment law changes as part of their "first 100 days" plan.
Many of the proposed changes roll back changes made under the previous National Government, and restore some employee rights and various union rights.
The change which is potentially of greatest interest to employers is restricting the use of 90 day trial period provisions. The Government proposes limiting the use of the 90 day trial period to businesses with fewer than 20 employees.
Other changes to employees rights include:
Changes to restore various union rights include:
The detail of the proposed changes will not be clear until the Bill is introduced in Parliament, which is expected to happen in February. These changes are likely to become law later this year.
I will keep you up to date with the proposed changes as more information comes to light.