Higher Salaries Commission Amendment Act 1987

Higher Salaries Commission Amendment Act 1987

Public Act1987 No 64
Date of assent30 March 1987

Note

This Act is administered in the Department of Labour.


BE IT ENACTED by the Parliament of New Zealand as follows:

1 Short Title
  • This Act may be cited as the Higher Salaries Commission Amendment Act 1987, and shall be read together with and deemed part of the Higher Salaries Commission Act 1977 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act).

2 Restriction on increases in rates of salary
  • (1) Notwithstanding anything in section 19 or in section 20 or in any other provision of the principal Act, no determination made by the Commission after the commencement of this Act and before the 1st day of April 1988, whether under the principal Act or any other Act, shall fix, in respect of any employee or holder of an office, a rate of salary that exceeds by more than 10 percent the rate of salary payable to the employee or the holder of the office immediately before the commencement of this Act.

    (2) Notwithstanding anything in section 19 or section 20 or in any other provision of the principal Act, where the salary of any employee or holder of an office is first determined by the Commission after the commencment of this Act and before the 1st day of April 1988, the Commission shall, in determining the salary of that employee or holder of an office, have regard, as overriding criteria,—

    • (a) To the limitations imposed by subsection (1) of this section; and

    • (b) To the need to achieve and maintain fair relativity between the salary of that employee or holder of an office and the salaries of the employees and holders of offices whose rates of salary are subject to subsection (1) of this section.

3 Restriction on increases in annual allowances of Chairmen of local authorities
  • Notwithstanding anything in section 214A of the Local Government Act 1974 or in the principal Act, no determination made by the Commission under section 214A(1) of the Local Government Act 1974 after the commencment of this Act and before the 1st day of April 1988 shall fix, in respect of the Chairman of any local authority, a maximum or actual annual allowance that exceeds by more than 10 percent the actual annual allowance that may be paid to that Chairman immediately before the passing of this Act.

4 General review to have effect in relation to salaries until at least 31 March 1988
  • Where a general review under section 19(3) of the principal Act is made by the Commission after the commencment of this Act and before the 1st day of April 1988,—

    • (a) Every determination of the Commission which results from that general review shall, to the extent that it fixes rates of salary, continue in force until at least the close of the 31st day of March 1988; and

    • (b) Nothing in section 19(6) or in section 20 of the principal Act shall have effect in respect of the rates of salary determined at that general review.