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Employment Relations (Restraint of Trade) Amendment Bill

Introduced on Sept 22. A member’s bill in the name of Labour MP Helen White. It would prohibit the use of restraints of trade in employment agreements for lower and middle income employees. It will also require employers of higher income employees to consider whether a restraint of trade is appropriate in relation to those employees and, if they insist on a restraint of trade, to compensate the employees for it.¬†First reading completed on July 26 with National and Act opposed and sent to the Education and Workforce Committee.

Employment Relations (Restraint of Trade) Amendment Bill