To qualify, companies must suffer at least a 30% fall in revenue over seven days as a result of being under alert level 2 or higher.
The issue of recruitment agencies not being able to access governmental wage subsidies is being examined and discussed.
Over 25,000 businesses have signed an Auckland Business Chamber petition calling for the provision of more financial support.
Chartered accountants in the country are calling for tax laws to be passed as working from home becomes the new norm.
Workplace relations minister has confirmed that COVID-19 vaccination requirements can be written into new employment agreements.
Big businesses are conspicuously absent from applying for the latest wage subsidy scheme pushed out by the government.
Revenues have dropped for many businesses as the country goes into Level 4 lockdown mode in response to a Delta variant outbreak of COVID-19.
As the country raises its COVID-19 alert to level 4, the government is planning to reinstate the wage subsidy.
The labour cost index (LCI) of all salary and wages, including overtime pay, increased by 2.1%, showing an increase of 1.6% in the year-to-March 2021 quarter.
The number of unemployed people declined by 12.4%, marking the largest quarterly percentage fall in unemployment since 1986.
Companies are seeking to inoculate employees after the Ministry of Health sought expressions of interest to provide workplace vaccination.
The legislation doubling the minimum number of sick leave from five to 10 took effect on Saturday, July 24, for employees in New Zealand.
Some 30% of gig workers estimated their hourly wage after expenses to be between NZ$18.90 and 2021's scheduled minimum wage of NZ$20.
Some government officials are rejecting Labour’s Fair Pay Agreement (FPA) plan in favour of tightening existing employment laws.
The civil construction and infrastructure industry has set up a centre to help meet the needs of the country in infrastructural skills.
Amid a shortage of experienced retail staff, employers have been forced to increase wages to retain and attract talent.
A border worker who was dismissed for refusing to get the COVID-19 jab has brought her case to the Employment Relations Authority (ERA).
The New Zealand parliament has passed a bill that will double the number of paid sick leave for employees from five to 10 days.
The launch of the national framework to measure workplace diversity, equity and inclusion will help organisations make changes to improve.
An inquiry made into how the scheme was managed revealed that applications were approved based on verbal confirmation, without documents.
Over the March quarter, employment rose by 15,000 in New Zealand, as the country continues to recover from the pandemic.
The decision to restart the working visa programme was welcomed by tourism employers, who would have access to a pool of offshore workers.
Job vacancies have also increased across all industries, with the highest growth in healthcare, manufacturing, construction and hospitality.
Beginning April 1, the minimum hourly wage in the country will increase to NZ$20 (US$14) from the current NZ$18.9 (US$13.2).
The bill will apply to parents, their partners, and parents planning to have a child through surrogacy or adoption, but will exclude abortion.
The net number of people getting off the unemployment benefit has increased for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
Finance minister Grant Robertson has announced that employers can start to apply for the latest government wage subsidies.
The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) and Business New Zealand (BNZ) have called on workplaces to help the country get through the pandemic safely.
The revised Holidays Act will provide clarity to employers and help employees receive their leave entitlements.
Companies must show a 30% fall in revenue over seven days compared with a similar period in the six weeks prior to the heightened alert level.