Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Regulations 2017

2017/13

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Regulations 2017

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 13th day of February 2017

Present:
Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council

These regulations are made under section 73 of the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act 1987—

(a)

on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and

(b)

on the recommendation of the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety (made after consultation with the persons or organisations that the Minister considered appropriate).

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Regulations 2017.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 17 March 2017.

3 Principal regulations

These regulations amend the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Regulations 2016 (the principal regulations).

4 Regulation 6 amended (Evidence to be provided by primary carer other than biological mother or her spouse or partner)

(1)

Replace the heading to regulation 6 with Evidence to be provided where primary carer is not biological mother or her spouse or partner.

(2)

In regulation 6(1), replace “primary carer leave” with “parental leave”.

(3)

In regulation 6(2), replace “the employee is” with “the employee, or his or her spouse or partner, is”.

(4)

In regulation 6(2)(a), replace “the employee” with “the employee, or his or her spouse or partner,”.

(5)

In regulation 6(2)(b), replace “the applicant” with “the employee, or his or her spouse or partner,”.

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 17 March 2017, amend the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Regulations 2016. The effect of the amendments is to prescribe the evidence that must be provided by an employee who applies for parental leave in respect of a child, where—

  • the employee, or the employee’s spouse or partner, will be the primary carer for the child; and

  • the child is not the biological child of either the employee or his or her spouse or partner.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 16 February 2017.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.