Southland Health and Safety Inspections – Updated 28/2/14

Southland Health and Safety Inspections – Updated 28/2/14

ATTENTION ALL FARMERS! WorkSafe New Zealand has recently announced... read more

ATTENTION ALL FARMERS! WorkSafe New Zealand has recently announced that they will be carrying out health and safety inspections on...

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General / September 25, 2015

Failure to adhere to minimum standards

Failure to adhere to minimum standards

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

A recent decision by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has highlighted the high financial cost of breaching the minimum employment...

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General / February 25, 2016

Restraint of Trade

Restraint of Trade

Throughout the course of an employment relationship, an employee,... read more

Throughout the course of an employment relationship, an employee, particularly those at a senior level, will have access to commercially...

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General / June 25, 2016

Impact of the Harmful Digital Communications Act (HDCA) in Workplace Communications

Impact of the Harmful Digital Communications Act (HDCA) in Workplace Communications

The Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015 (HDCA) comes into... read more

The Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015 (HDCA) comes into effect in 2017, and is intended to address “cyber-bullying”.  This may...

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General / October 25, 2016

Domestic Violence – Victim’s Protection Bill

Domestic Violence – Victim’s Protection Bill

It’s no secret that domestic violence in New Zealand is a major... read more

It’s no secret that domestic violence in New Zealand is a major issue in New Zealand.  It affects one in...

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General / March 25, 2017

Employers have right to know about criminal charges

Employers have right to know about criminal charges

The Supreme Court in ASG v Harlene Hayne, Vice-Chancellor of... read more

The Supreme Court in ASG v Harlene Hayne, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Otago has confirmed an employer may have the right...

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General / May 25, 2017

WorkSafe New Zealand v Wai Shing Limited

WorkSafe New Zealand v Wai Shing Limited

Injured worker recieves $336,300 following workplace accident... read more

Injured worker recieves $336,300 following workplace accident WorkSafe New Zealand v Wai Shing Limited Background In the health and safety...

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General / August 25, 2017

Our Queenstown Team

Our Queenstown Team

We are sad to announce that Charlie Arms-Harris is leaving our... read more

We are sad to announce that Charlie Arms-Harris is leaving our team, we wish her all the best on her...

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General / January 25, 2018

Records of settlement – full and final?

Records of settlement – full and final?

A record of settlement (agreement) can be very useful tool to... read more

A record of settlement (agreement) can be very useful tool to achieve finality in any claim, where agreement is reached. ...

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General / May 25, 2018

Equal Pay Amendment Bill

Equal Pay Amendment Bill

On 19 September 2018, the Government introduced the Equal Pay... read more

On 19 September 2018, the Government introduced the Equal Pay Amendment Bill (Bill) to Parliament. This Bill replaces the previous...

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General / September 25, 2018