Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Act 2005

Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Act 2005

Public Act2005 No 18
Date of assent24 March 2005

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on 26 April 2005.

3 Interpretation
  • (1) Section 2(1) of the principal Act is amended by inserting, after the definition of parental leave, the following definition:

    partner, in the phrase spouse or partner and in related contexts, means a civil union partner or a de facto partner.

    (2) Section 2(1) of the principal Act is amended by repealing the definition of spouse, and substituting the following definition:

    spouse means a husband or wife.

4 Dismissal for cause not affected
  • Section 54 of the principal Act is amended by repealing paragraph (a), and substituting the following paragraph:

    • (a) the pregnancy of the employee or the pregnancy of the employee's spouse or partner; or.

5 Overview
  • Section 71B(3) of the principal Act is amended by inserting, after the word spouses, the words or partners.

6 Entitlement may be transferred to spouse
  • Section 71E(3) of the principal Act is amended by repealing paragraph (a), and substituting the following paragraph:

    • (a) references in this Part to the employee's entitlement to a parental leave payment are references to the entitlement of the employee's spouse or partner to a parental leave payment; and.

7 Joint adoptions
  • Section 71H(1) of the principal Act is amended by inserting, after the word spouses in both places where it appears, the words or partners.

8 Amendments to principal Act in Schedule
  • The provisions of the principal Act specified in the Schedule are amended by inserting, after the word spouse wherever it appears, the words or partner.

Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Act 2004

9 Amendments to Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Act 2004

Schedule
Amendments to principal Act

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Insertion of or partner after spouse

Section 2B(3).

Section 5 and the heading to section 5.

Sections 8(1)(a), 9(3), 10(b), 15(2), 17(a), 18(1)(a), 19A(1)(b), 20(a) and (b), 23(a)(ii), 24(1)(a), 26, 27, 28, 29(b)(i) and (d), 30(b), 31(3)(c), 32, 33(a) and (c), 39A, 45(1) and (4), 49, and 54(b).

The heading above section 71E.

Section 71E and the heading to section 71E.

Sections 71G(2), 71H(1)(b), and 71L(3)(b).


Legislative history

10 March 2005Divided from Relationships (Statutory References) Bill (Bill 151-2) as Bill 151-3O
15 March 2005Third reading