Domestic Violence Victims' Protection Bill

30 Jul 2018

Domestic Violence Victims' Protection Bill Memo

Jan Logie MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Justice, has had her Domestic Violence Victim Protection Bill passed in Parliament.  The Act will take effect from 1 April 2019.  The purpose of this Act is to offer greater protections to people in employment who are affected by domestic violence.

In summary:

  • An employee affected by domestic violence can request a variation of their working arrangements for up to 2 months.

  • Employers have a right to ask for proof of domestic violence and the right to refuse a variation of working arrangements on certain grounds.

  • A personal grievance can be filed if an employee has been treated adversely because they are a victim of domestic violence.

The following Acts now have added rights and obligations for employees and employers:  Employment Relations Act 2000, Holidays Act 2003 and the Human Rights Act 1993.


Download the resource here
Daylight Saving begins this weekend - 29th September
27 Sep 2019
This year daylight saving begins at 2.00am on Sunday 29 September 2019, when clocks are put forward by one hour.
Read More
Rugby World Cup 2019 Extended Trading Hours
5 Sep 2019
On 28th August Parliament passed the “Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Rugby World Cup 2019 Extended Trading Hours) Amendment Bill 2019” by majority vote, with only the Green Party voting against it
Read More
Spark Sport partner with SKY to show Rugby World Cup 2019
6 Aug 2019
Hospitality New Zealand has been busy voicing our member's concerns around Rugby World Cup 2019™ to Government and Spark Sport. Spark Sport have listened, and we are pleased to let you know that we now have a solution at hand for our members who do not have fibre internet.
Read More
Understanding the 'new' luxury travel market
5 Aug 2019
Andy Cunningham, manager of the luxury Fiordland Lodge in Te Anau, discusses changes and trends in New Zealand’s luxury accommodation sector
Read More