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

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

Modern slavery in New Zealand

Modern slavery in New Zealand

Modern slavery is a topical issue in New Zealand, as seen in... read more

Modern slavery is a topical issue in New Zealand, as seen in a recent case in Hawkes Bay, where an...

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Cases / August 21, 2020

Case summary: Breach of settlement

Case summary: Breach of settlement

The Employment Relations Authority (Authority) has ordered Presbyterian... read more

The Employment Relations Authority (Authority) has ordered Presbyterian Support Central Charitable Trust (Trust) to pay penalties for breach of a...

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Cases / November 18, 2020

The Evolving Landscape for Independent Contractors – Uber Drivers

The Evolving Landscape for Independent Contractors – Uber Drivers

Something to work into the conversation during your next Uber... read more

Something to work into the conversation during your next Uber ride home is the recent Employment Court case confirming that Uber...

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Cases / February 23, 2021