Business on pay equity group

23 Jan 2018

Business on pay equity group

Business representatives on the pay equity working group have welcomed the resumption of work towards new pay equity legislation.

BusinessNZ and the Employers and Manufacturers Association, along with the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions and the Government are part of the working group addressing the pay levels of women working in women-dominated jobs.

Issues for resolution include criteria for accepting pay equity claims and selecting male comparators when adjudicating claims.

BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope said it would be important that the new legislation enabled businesses to easily identify and settle legitimate pay equity claims.

The joint working group is expected to make recommendations for the new legislation next month.