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This website is managed by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (this website was formerly the Department of Labour). Any reference to the Department of Labour on this website from 1 July 2012 is legally deemed to mean the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

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This is an official government website designed to provide general information and resources.  The Ministry does not accept any responsibility or liability to you, whether in contract, equity or tort, or under any other legal principle, for any direct or indirect losses or damage of any kind arising from use of this site. This includes any action taken as a result of reading, or a reliance placed on the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment as a result of having read, any part or all of, the information on this site.

Without limiting the above, you are advised that:

  1. The information provided is of a general nature only, and is not intended to address specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity.
  2. The Ministry may change, add to, delete from, or otherwise amend the content of this site without notice.
  3. The Ministry makes no warranties, guaranties or undertakings as to results that may be obtained from information contained on this web site. Information provided is not professional or legal advice. Specific advice should be sought from qualified professionals prior to relying on any information received at this site.

The information provided is not in substitution for or in any way an alteration to the laws of New Zealand or any other official guidelines or requirements.

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