Unlawful premiums on employment: Case Summary

Unlawful premiums on employment: Case Summary

A recent Employment Court decision has determined that a recruitment... read more

A recent Employment Court decision has determined that a recruitment agency breached the Wages Protection Act 1983 (WPA) by charging premiums...

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General / February 25, 2017

Vulnerable Children’s Act

Vulnerable Children’s Act

The Vulnerable Children’s Act 2014 (Act) was introduced to... read more

The Vulnerable Children’s Act 2014 (Act) was introduced to prevent people with relevant serious convictions from working alone with children. ...

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General / May 25, 2017

Paid Rest Breaks

Paid Rest Breaks

All employees are entitled to paid rest breaks.  This is set... read more

All employees are entitled to paid rest breaks.  This is set out in the Employment Relations Act 2000 (“the Act”)...

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General / July 25, 2017

Changes to employment law? Our post-election predictions

Changes to employment law? Our post-election predictions

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

The Copeland Ashcroft Law Team recently presented a seminar roadshow where we discussed some of our top post-election employment law predictions. Our predictions for...

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General / December 25, 2017

CAL Free Seminar – ‘What’s on the horizon for 2018’

CAL Free Seminar – ‘What’s on the horizon for 2018’

Don’t forget our free seminars being held in locations... read more

Don’t forget our free seminars being held in locations over New Zealand in February and March. “What’s on the horizon for...

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General / March 25, 2018

Mastering Investigations

Mastering Investigations

Fact finding investigations can be tricky and difficult to master,... read more

Fact finding investigations can be tricky and difficult to master, but employers are expected to get both process and outcome...

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General / August 25, 2018

Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 Special Exemptions:  Volunteers, School Boards

Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 Special Exemptions: Volunteers, School Boards

A recent prosecution of a school board of trustees highlights... read more

A recent prosecution of a school board of trustees highlights the legal intricacies and exemptions set out in the Health...

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General / November 20, 2019

COVID-19 Alert Level 3: What can employers expect?

COVID-19 Alert Level 3: What can employers expect?

The Government has now released guidance on what we can expect... read more

The Government has now released guidance on what we can expect at Alert Level 3, with an announcement due to...

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General / April 17, 2020

Immigration NZ is coming down tough on Work Visas

Immigration NZ is coming down tough on Work Visas

Applications under the Essential Skills category Over recent... read more

Applications under the Essential Skills category Over recent months we have seen an increase in calls from clients who employ...

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General / June 25, 2015

Law Blog: Contracting Solutions to Avoid Employees?

Law Blog: Contracting Solutions to Avoid Employees?

By Lucia Vincent Employees cost employers cash.  Not just wages,... read more

By Lucia Vincent Employees cost employers cash.  Not just wages, but the risk involved when dismissing staff, can cost businesses...

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General / December 25, 2015