COVID-19 and Labour Law: New Zealand

Dawn Duncan


The New Zealand Government closed the borders and introduced a strict national lockdown relatively early in the spread of the disease. While so far successful in preventing a large-scale outbreak, there are significant economic consequences. A range of measures have been introduced to support businesses and workers during the lockdown and stimulate the economy following, including wage subsidies, interest-free small business loans and local infrastructure job-creation projects.


Covid-19; Labour Law; Lock-down; Four-level alert system; Wage subsidy; Business loans

DOI: 10.6092/issn.1561-8048/10956


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