By David Appleton
The New Zealand Department of Labour has launched a public consultation prior to a review of Part 9 of the Employment Relations Act 2000, which deals with Personal Grievances. It’s a root and branch reappraisal of that part of the Act with the intention of examining, amongst other things, whether the system strikes a fair balance between employers and employees, imposes unnecessary costs or obligations on employers and employees, and is efficient and effective.