Our friends at Xero put a great blog together last week in response to the new Health and Safety legislation that came into effect on the 4th April in New Zealand. They totally get it and the blog is worth a read.
Kiwi businesses need to know the new Health and Safety at Work Act is about more than just keeping workers safe while they’re on-site. Business travel is also covered in the new rules. Employers now have a greater responsibility to protect staff when they’re away from the office for business reasons.
The new legislation requires employers to take a more active role in managing their workers’ transport, accommodation and activities while they’re on work trips. Non-compliance could leave employers facing personal fines or even jail time.