Legislative compliance – we have you covered

Have you been asked about a legislative compliance policy?

If you’re an online policy member with the Policy Place, you can relax. We’ve got you covered.

All our policies are based on the law and we review them by reference to the law and regulations. If and when legislation changes, we review and update any affected policy.

We don’t just say we’ll comply with the law via a legislative compliance policy. We have the processes in place to do it. Here’s how.

Legislative compliance during policy development

The Policy Place brings a mix of skills to support legislative compliance of its policies.

We research the law, Te Tiriti o Waitangi/ the Treaty of Waitangi, regulations, accreditation and auditing standards to identify if a policy is needed and what it must address. Although we have hundreds of policies in our policy library, gaps still emerge. Recently, for example, in response to a request from a member, we developed a policy on Remuneration of Board members/ Trustees.

Monitoring for legislative compliance

We monitor the passage of new and amending legislation so our members have the policies they need before new legislation commences. As examples, we recently updated members’ online policies in response to the Fair Pay Agreement Act 2022  and the commencement of the Protected Disclosures (Protection of Whistleblowers) Act 2022.

Other sources of potential change that we monitor are Treaty jurisprudence and decisions of the Employment Relations Authority.

Review and updating of policies

We review and update our members’ policies based on a two-yearly schedule. As part of this, we review the law, Treaty and other jurisprudence, regulations, and auditing criteria that apply to the policies being reviewed.

A broad approach

Legislative compliance requires a balancing of multiple concerns

Typically, a legislative compliance policy lists the main legislation, regulations and rules that an organisation has to stay on top of.  But this is a narrow approach.

By contrast, at the Policy Place we aim for policies that comply with the law and regulations and with Te Tiriti o Waitangi -as a founding document of Aotearoa. We also consider International Instruments like:

Want help with your policies?

Keeping up with the law, regulations and other changes can be time-consuming, especially for already-busy HR and operational managers. Let us help – we want to lighten your load.

Contact the Policy Place 0224066554