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Expanded “serious wrongdoing” definition in NZ’s whistleblower law gives lawyers pause
17/05/2022
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Shani Alexander
Shani Alexander, Senior Reporter 

Businesses may face competing legislative obligations and processes as a result of New Zealand’s updated whistleblower protection law, employment experts warn.

The Protected Disclosures (Protection of Whistleblowers) Act 2022, which will come into force on 1 July 2022, replaces the Protected Disclosures Act (PDA) 2000. The government said the new law is more people focused, easier to understand, and provides increased protection for whistleblowers.

 


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