Domestic violence leave: the essential guide for employers.
By Vaughan Granier
On 01 April 2019 a new form of paid leave will become available to employees, through an amendment (the addition of part 6AB) to the Employment Relations Act 2000. The new type of leave is known as "Domestic Violence Leave" and is available to employees who are victims of domestic violence. New Zealand has one of the world's highest rates of domestic violence and this leave is intended to provide a measure of workplace protection for people who're unable to work owing to th...