Supplementary Order Paper No 453

No 453

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Employment Relations Amendment Bill


Proposed amendments

Hon Simon Bridges, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 10A

In clause 10A(2), new section 43(2)(b)(ii), after initiating (page 10, line 16), insert the.

Clause 11

In clause 11, new section 44B(2)(a), replace the employer’s (page 11, lines 16 and 17) with its.

Clause 17

After clause 17(2) (page 15, after line 7), insert:

  • (2A) In section 63A(1)(g), replace section 69M or section 69N with section 69OJ.

  • (2B) In section 63A(1)(h), replace section 69I with section 69N.

New clause 20A

After clause 20 (page 15, after line 27), insert:

20A Section 69AAA amended (Interpretation)
  • In section 69AAA, repeal the definition of non-compliance with section 69AAE.

Clause 28

In clause 28, new section 69A(2)(b)(ii), after conditions (page 17, line 29), insert of employment.

Clause 30

In clause 30, new section 69CC(3)(a), replace employees of person B (page 22, line 31) with person B or employees (if any) of person B.

In clause 30, new section 69CC(3)(b), replace employees of the subcontractor (page 22, line 33) with the subcontractor or employees (if any) of the subcontractor.

In clause 30, new section 69CC(3)(c), replace employees of person B and partly by employees of the subcontractor (page 22, lines 35 and 36) with person B or employees (if any) of person B and partly by the subcontractor or employees (if any) of the subcontractor.

In clause 30, new section 69CC(4)(a)(ii), replace employees of person C (page 23, line 7) with person C or employees (if any) of person C.

In clause 30, new section 69CC(4)(b)(ii), replace employees of the subcontractor (page 23, lines 11 and 12) with the subcontractor or employees (if any) of the subcontractor.

In clause 30, new section 69CC(4)(c)(ii), replace the employees of person C (page 23, line 17) with person C or the employees (if any) of person C.

In clause 30, new section 69CC(4)(d)(ii), replace employees of the subcontractor (page 23, lines 22 and 23) with the subcontractor or employees (if any) of the subcontractor.

In clause 30, replace new section 69CD(8) (page 24, line 36 to page 25, line 2) with:

  • (8) If the subcontractor provides information under subsection (7)(b), person B must provide the same information and make the same request to the other subcontractor as provided under subsections (6) and (7) and those subsections apply with all necessary modifications.

In clause 30, heading to new section 69CE, delete or passed on (page 26, line 34).

Clause 32

In clause 32, new section 69G(3)(c)(i), replace elected (page 30, line 18) with had elected.

In clause 32, new section 69G(5), replace post, fax, or email (page 30, line 36) with post or electronic means.

In clause 32, new section 69G(6), replace post, fax, or email (page 31, line 2) with post or electronic means.

Clause 35

In clause 35, new section 69LA(2), replace statutory (page 32, line 7) with legislative.

In clause 35, new section 69LC(3) replace proceedings, in any court of competent jurisdiction, against that employer for damages (page 34, lines 24 and 25) with proceedings for damages, in any court of competent jurisdiction, against that employer.

Clause 39

In clause 39, new section 69OB(1), definition of individualised employee information, paragraph (a)(iv)(B), replace wage (page 37, line 11) with wages.

New clause 40A

After clause 40 (page 39, after line 20), insert:

40A Section 69OD amended (Provisions of employee transfer costs information by other persons)
  • In section 69OD(6)(a)(ii) and (b)(ii), replace section 69OC(5) with section 69OC(3C).

Clause 51

After clause 51(1) (page 47, after line 23), insert:

  • (1A) Replace section 91(3)(d) with:

    • (d) the date and time on which the lockout will begin; and.

Clause 56

In clause 56, new section 95A, replace sections 95B to 95E (page 49, line 10) with this Act.

In clause 56, new section 95A, definition of specified pay deduction, paragraph (b)(i), replace section 95D(1) (page 50, line 5) with section 95D(1) and (2).

In clause 56, new section 95B(2)(a) , replace safety or health (page 50, line 19) with lawful strikes and lockouts on grounds of safety or health.

Clause 61

In clause 61, after new section 174C(1) (page 58, after line 30), insert:

  • (1A) If the Authority reserves its determination of a matter under subsection (1), it may, before providing a written determination of its findings in accordance with subsection (2), require the parties or any other person to provide any further evidence or information that the Authority thinks fit.

Schedule 1

In Schedule 1, new Schedule 1AA, clause 2(3), replace section 13 (page 63, line 33) with section 13(1).


Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Employment Relations Amendment Bill to—

  • insert into clause 61, new section 174C, a new subsection (1A). The new provision enables the Employment Relations Authority, before providing a written determination in relation to a matter for which it has reserved its determination, to require the parties or any other person to provide any further evidence or information that the Authority thinks fit:

  • correct cross-references, improve the consistency of certain provisions with the principal Act, and make other minor and technical drafting changes.

Departmental disclosure statement

The Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment considers that a departmental disclosure statement is not required to be prepared for this Supplementary Order Paper.