Employment Relations Amendment Act 2015 Commencement Order 2016

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Employment Relations Amendment Act 2015 Commencement Order 2016

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 15th day of February 2016

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

This order is made under section 2(1) of the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2015 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.

Order

1 Title

This order is the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2015 Commencement Order 2016.

2 Commencement of Employment Relations Amendment Act 2015

The Employment Relations Amendment Act 2015 comes into force on 4 April 2016.

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order brings the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2015 into force on 4 April 2016. That Act amends the Employment Relations Act 2000 in order to prohibit an employer from engaging in adverse conduct for a prohibited health and safety reason (as defined in section 89 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015) and to enable an employee to raise a personal grievance where his or her employer has engaged in such conduct.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 18 February 2016.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.