The Employment (Amendment) Bill was passed in Parliament today, with changes to the Employment Act (EA) and Employment Claims Act (ECA) to take effect from 1 April 2019. The amendments to the Acts cover four key areas:

(i) Extension of core provisions of the EA to protect all employees;
(ii) Extension of Part IV of the EA to protect more employees;
(iii) Enhancement of the employment dispute resolution framework; and
(iv) Enhanced flexibility for employers.

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