Department of Labour, Head Office   (AANK) Te Tari Mahi
1891 - 2012


GENERAL


The primary role of the Department of Labour was to improve the performance of the labour market and, in so doing, to strengthen the economy and improve New Zealand’s standard of living. It was involved in matters such as employment relations and employment issues such as pay, holidays, and employment conditions; health and safety in the workplace; hazardous substances including dangerous goods; injury prevention, rehabilitation and compensation; and immigration.


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ALSO KNOWN AS

name year
Department of Labour and Employment 1947-1954
Bureau of Industries 1891-1892


Location : Wellington


Mandates

CREATED BY
  • Labour Department Act 1903
RELEVANT LEGISLATION
  • Dangerous Goods Act 1974
  • Disabled Persons Employment Promotion Act 1960
  • Employment Contracts Act 1991
  • Equal Pay Act 1972
  • Explosives Act 1957
  • Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
  • Higher Salaries Commission Act 1977
  • Holidays Act 1981
  • Immigration Act 1987
  • Labour Department Act 1954
  • Labour Department Act Repeal Act 1989
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Archives NZ description type : Agency (see more about description types)
Version Number: 4
Date Approved: 22/10/2013