Directors risk – personal liability to employees?

Directors risk – personal liability to employees?

In a recent case determined by the Employment Court, Nicholson... read more

In a recent case determined by the Employment Court, Nicholson v Ford [2018] NZEmpC 132, Australasian Dental Management Limited’s director,...

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Cases / February 20, 2019

Are your workers available? – Update on Availability Provisions

Are your workers available? – Update on Availability Provisions

Many employers are grappling with what availability requirements... read more

Many employers are grappling with what availability requirements mean for their workplace, and a recent Employment Court case, discussed below,...

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General / May 22, 2019

Fixed term agreements – do you have genuine reasons?

Fixed term agreements – do you have genuine reasons?

A recent Employment Court case, discussed below held that ordinary... read more

A recent Employment Court case, discussed below held that ordinary business risk or the general risk of financial insecurity is...

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Agreements / August 19, 2019

Court decision raises distinction between an independent contractor and employee

Court decision raises distinction between an independent contractor and employee

The Employment Court has recently issued a decision, Leota v... read more

The Employment Court has recently issued a decision, Leota v Parcel Express Limited [2020] NZEmpC 61, which will likely have...

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Cases / May 21, 2020

New Case Law on Wage Payments and COVID-19 Subsidy

New Case Law on Wage Payments and COVID-19 Subsidy

Two recent Employment Relations Authority decisions concerning... read more

Two recent Employment Relations Authority decisions concerning the government COVID-19 wage subsidy (in Raggett & Ors v Eastern Bay of...

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Cases / July 22, 2020

Secret Recordings – Do They Justify Dismissal?

Secret Recordings – Do They Justify Dismissal?

A recent Employment Relations Authority (ERA) decision raised... read more

A recent Employment Relations Authority (ERA) decision raised interesting questions as to whether secret recordings which have been obtained in...

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Cases / January 24, 2019

Your Employees Are Casuals?  Are You Sure?

Your Employees Are Casuals? Are You Sure?

The owner/employer of a Canterbury pub have been ordered to pay... read more

The owner/employer of a Canterbury pub have been ordered to pay a penalty of $30,000 for wrongly treating permanent employees...

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Agreements / January 24, 2019