Manager Left to Manage his Own Leave

Manager Left to Manage his Own Leave

The recent Employment Court case, Rainbow Falls Organic Farms... read more

The recent Employment Court case, Rainbow Falls Organic Farms Limited v Rockell overturned the Authority decision to award $42,793.12 in...

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General / May 25, 2015

EMPLOYMENT LAW CHANGES – GOOD FOR BUSINESS

EMPLOYMENT LAW CHANGES – GOOD FOR BUSINESS

Employment law is set to change. Passed into law on 6 November... read more

Employment law is set to change. Passed into law on 6 November 2014, the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2013 (“the...

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General / November 25, 2015

Incapacity – when to cry halt?

Incapacity – when to cry halt?

Kate Ashcroft spoke at the Conferenz 30th Annual Industrial... read more

Kate Ashcroft spoke at the Conferenz 30th Annual Industrial and Employment Relations Conference recently, on incapacity, and this article summarises key...

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General / April 25, 2016

ARE BREAKS impractical in your industry?

ARE BREAKS impractical in your industry?

The recent Employment Court decision, Greenslade v Jetstar Airways... read more

The recent Employment Court decision, Greenslade v Jetstar Airways Limited [2014] NZEmpC 23 reiterates that an employer has an obligation to provide...

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General / August 25, 2016

Employee or Volunteer?

Employee or Volunteer?

A recent decision by the Employment Court considered a claim... read more

A recent decision by the Employment Court considered a claim by a volunteer worker that they were actually an employee. ...

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General / February 25, 2017

Proposed contracting out of personal grievance provisions

Proposed contracting out of personal grievance provisions

Parliament is considering the Employment Relations (Allowing... read more

Parliament is considering the Employment Relations (Allowing Higher Earners to Contract out of Personal Grievance Provisions) Amendment Bill (Bill), which...

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General / April 25, 2017

Paying properly for public holidays this festive season

Paying properly for public holidays this festive season

The Christmas period can be a challenging time of year for employers... read more

The Christmas period can be a challenging time of year for employers trying to manage the minefield that is the...

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General / July 25, 2017

Sexual Harassment, Not Just In the Movies

Sexual Harassment, Not Just In the Movies

The media has been in a frenzy after a New York Times investigation... read more

The media has been in a frenzy after a New York Times investigation uncovered multiple allegations of rampant sexual harassment...

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General / November 25, 2017

UPDATED: Easter Sunday Trading

UPDATED: 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 / March 25, 2018

Health and Safety Sentencing Bands Confirmed by High Court Decision

Health and Safety Sentencing Bands Confirmed by High Court Decision

The High Court has released a much-awaited decision, Stumpmaster... read more

The High Court has released a much-awaited decision, Stumpmaster Ltd v WorkSafe New Zealand [2018] NZHC 2020, confirming the approach sentencing courts...

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General / August 25, 2018