Health and Safety Reform – are you prepared?

Health and Safety Reform – are you prepared?

In March, the Government introduced the Health and Safety Reform... read more

In March, the Government introduced the Health and Safety Reform Bill 192-1 (the Bill). The Bill is based on Australian...

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General / April 25, 2015

Hiring New Staff? – Take Note…….

Hiring New Staff? – Take Note…….

Employers need to be very careful about carrying out a work trial... read more

Employers need to be very careful about carrying out a work trial before offering employment. The concept of potential new...

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General / November 25, 2015

Handling Health & Safety Better this Christmas

Handling Health & Safety Better this Christmas

Health and Safety is key to running a successful business. ... read more

Health and Safety is key to running a successful business.  We thought it timely this Christmas to remind you about...

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General / April 25, 2016

Copeland Ashcroft Law appoints new Associate

Copeland Ashcroft Law appoints new Associate

Copeland Ashcroft Law is very pleased to announce that it has... read more

Copeland Ashcroft Law is very pleased to announce that it has appointed Charlie Arms-Harris as an Associate working out of...

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General / July 25, 2016

Maritime Drug and Alcohol Testing

Maritime Drug and Alcohol Testing

The law in relation to drug and alcohol testing in workplaces... read more

The law in relation to drug and alcohol testing in workplaces continues to develop slowly in New Zealand, but a...

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General / January 25, 2017

Disciplinary process tips

Disciplinary process tips

The Copeland Ashcroft Law Team recently presented a seminar... read more

The Copeland Ashcroft Law Team recently presented a seminar roadshow around the country on “Hiring and Firing”, giving “need to know” tips...

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General / April 25, 2017

Obligations if providing accommodation as part of the Employment

Obligations if providing accommodation as part of the Employment

It has long been common for workers working in rural or isolated... read more

It has long been common for workers working in rural or isolated areas to be provided with accommodation during their...

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General / June 25, 2017

Paid Parental Leave Increases and Flexible Parental Leave on the Horizon?

Paid Parental Leave Increases and Flexible Parental Leave on the Horizon?

The Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Bill (Bill)... read more

The Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Bill (Bill) was introduced to Parliament by Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain...

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General / November 25, 2017

UPDATED – South Island Contribution Visa

UPDATED – South Island Contribution Visa

In 2017, the Government announced that they were introducing... read more

In 2017, the Government announced that they were introducing a temporary residency visa for a period of 12 months only. ...

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General / March 25, 2018

Vulnerable Children’s Act – new requirements for safety checks

Vulnerable Children’s Act – new requirements for safety checks

The Vulnerable Children Act 2014 (VCA) was introduced to provide... read more

The Vulnerable Children Act 2014 (VCA) was introduced to provide greater protection for children, requiring specified employers, who are funded...

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General / July 25, 2018