ACCRUED EMPLOYEE ENTITLEMENTS – is the old employer liable to the new employer for payment?

ACCRUED EMPLOYEE ENTITLEMENTS – is the old employer liable to the new employer for payment?

The Court of Appeal says NO. In light of the Court of Appeal’s... read more

The Court of Appeal says NO. In light of the Court of Appeal’s decision in Pacific Flight Catering Ltd v...

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General / September 25, 2016

Minimum Standards & Volunteers

Minimum Standards & Volunteers

In New Zealand volunteers are at the heart of many organisations... read more

In New Zealand volunteers are at the heart of many organisations from sporting clubs and schools to charitable organisations.  However,...

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General / February 25, 2017

Overlapping PCBU duties – what is expected?

Overlapping PCBU duties – what is expected?

PCBUs have a primary duty to ensure, as far as reasonably practicable,... read more

PCBUs have a primary duty to ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, that the health and safety of workers, and...

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General / May 25, 2017

WorkSafe’s charging documents under scrutiny

WorkSafe’s charging documents under scrutiny

The High Court in WorkSafe New Zealand v Talley’s Group Limited has... read more

The High Court in WorkSafe New Zealand v Talley’s Group Limited has scrutinised WorkSafe’s approach to the detail contained in their charging...

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General / July 25, 2017

Public Holidays

Public Holidays

Paying for public holidays The Christmas period can be a challenging... read more

Paying for public holidays The Christmas period can be a challenging time of year for employers trying to manage the...

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General / December 25, 2017

Who should supply PPE?

Who should supply PPE?

A recent Employment Relations Authority (Authority) case is a... read more

A recent Employment Relations Authority (Authority) case is a timely reminder of overlapping employment and health and safety obligations. The...

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General / April 25, 2018

Holidays Act Paper Issue

Holidays Act Paper Issue

As mentioned in our previous article, the Government established... read more

As mentioned in our previous article, the Government established a taskforce earlier this year to conduct a review of the Holidays...

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General / September 25, 2018