New job? Government announce major changes to 90-day-trial-period


If you're starting a new job, this might be one less stress for you.

The Government will limit 90-day trial periods to businesses with fewer than 20 employees. The trials will be scrapped for all larger businesses.

90-day trials were introduced by the National Government for small businesses in 2009 and extended to all employers in 2010. They allow employers to 'trial' new employees for up to 90 days.

The idea was to encourage employees to take on higher-risk job seekers.

A Treasury-funded study published in 2016 found no evidence the trail periods had any impact on the number of people hired, including the hiring of disadvantaged jobseekers.

So, if you're looking for a new job or just got one...happy working!