News Alert! – MINIMUM WAGE SET TO INCREASE

News Alert! – MINIMUM WAGE SET TO INCREASE

ADULT MINIMUM WAGE The Government announced earlier this week... read more

ADULT MINIMUM WAGE The Government announced earlier this week that the adult minimum wage will increase from $13.75 an hour...

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General / February 25, 2015

PRE-EMPLOYMENT ‘TRIALS’ – is the candidate really an employee?

PRE-EMPLOYMENT ‘TRIALS’ – is the candidate really an employee?

The Employment Court had to decide in Salad Bowl Ltd v Howe-Thornley... read more

The Employment Court had to decide in Salad Bowl Ltd v Howe-Thornley 2013 EmpC 152 whether a potential employee who...

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General / October 25, 2015

Informed Leadership in Health and Safety

Informed Leadership in Health and Safety

Health and safety leadership is key to improving organisational... read more

Health and safety leadership is key to improving organisational health and safety culture, and it needs to be “informed leadership”. ...

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General / March 25, 2016

Worker participation in health and safety – what does this mean for your business?

Worker participation in health and safety – what does this mean for your business?

A raft of new regulations to support the Health and Safety at... read more

A raft of new regulations to support the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (Act) were released recently, covering...

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General / July 25, 2016

Company officer found personally liable for unpaid wages

Company officer found personally liable for unpaid wages

Company officer held personally liable for unpaid wages A recent... read more

Company officer held personally liable for unpaid wages A recent decision by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) determined that as...

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General / January 25, 2017

Easter Sunday Trading

Easter Sunday Trading

In 2016, the Government made changes to the Shop Trading Hours... read more

In 2016, the Government made changes to the Shop Trading Hours Act 1990 (Act) to enable city and district Councils...

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General / April 25, 2017

Parental Leave Changes Effective 1 June 2017

Parental Leave Changes Effective 1 June 2017

Parental Leave Payment Prior to June 2017, if an employee was... read more

Parental Leave Payment Prior to June 2017, if an employee was entitled to 18 weeks’ parental leave payment, the latest...

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General / June 25, 2017

Employees on-call entitled to be paid minimum wage?

Employees on-call entitled to be paid minimum wage?

The law regarding what constitutes work continues to develop,... read more

The law regarding what constitutes work continues to develop, with a recent Employment Court decision confirming that being “on-call” constitutes...

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General / November 25, 2017

New Pay Equity Bill

New Pay Equity Bill

On 22 February 2018 the Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay)... read more

On 22 February 2018 the Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill 2018 (the Bill) was introduced to Parliament by Minister...

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General / March 25, 2018

Penalties for Breaches of Minimum Employment Standards

Penalties for Breaches of Minimum Employment Standards

In a new case, significant penalties have been awarded against... read more

In a new case, significant penalties have been awarded against a construction company for breach of minimum employment standards.  Labour...

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General / June 25, 2018