Bill progress
As at 17 March 2016
Introduced 13 August 2015
Enacted 17 March 2016

Stage Enacted

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Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Bill


The proposed changes in this Bill were originally included in the Employment Standards Legislation Bill. It was split by Supplementary Order Paper No 153 into these bills:

  • Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Bill
  • Employment Relations Amendment Bill (No 3)
  • Holidays Amendment Bill
  • Minimum Wage Amendment Bill
  • Wages Protection Amendment Bill

Stage before Parliament Date
Introduction 13 August 2015
First reading 8 September 2015
Closing date for submissions 6 October 2015
Presentation/report back 12 February 2016
Second reading (report back debate) 3 March 2016
Committee of the whole House 8 March 2016
Third reading 10 March 2016
Assent 17 March 2016