Employment Relations Act 2000

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69ZG Relationship between Part and employment agreements

(1)

This Part does not prevent an employer from providing an employee with enhanced or additional entitlements to rest breaks and meal breaks (whether specified in an employment agreement or otherwise) on a basis agreed with the employee.

(2)

An employment agreement that excludes or reduces an employee’s entitlement to rest breaks and meal breaks under section 69ZD(1) or (3) or 69ZE or to compensatory measures under section 69ZEA

(a)

has no effect to the extent that it does so; but

(b)

is not an illegal contract under subpart 5 of Part 2 of the Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017.

(3)

An employment agreement that restricts an employee’s rest breaks or meal breaks otherwise than in accordance with section 69ZD(2)

(a)

has no effect to the extent that it does so; but

(b)

is not an illegal contract under subpart 5 of Part 2 of the Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017.

Section 69ZG: replaced, on 6 March 2015, by section 52 of the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 61).

Section 69ZG(2)(b): amended, on 1 September 2017, by section 347 of the Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017 (2017 No 5).

Section 69ZG(3)(b): amended, on 1 September 2017, by section 347 of the Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017 (2017 No 5).