New Pay Equity Bill

New Pay Equity Bill

On 22 February 2018 the Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay)... read more

On 22 February 2018 the Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill 2018 (the Bill) was introduced to Parliament by Minister...

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General / March 25, 2018

Penalties for Breaches of Minimum Employment Standards

Penalties for Breaches of Minimum Employment Standards

In a new case, significant penalties have been awarded against... read more

In a new case, significant penalties have been awarded against a construction company for breach of minimum employment standards.  Labour...

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General / June 25, 2018

Are your workers available? – Update on Availability Provisions

Are your workers available? – Update on Availability Provisions

Many employers are grappling with what availability requirements... read more

Many employers are grappling with what availability requirements mean for their workplace, and a recent Employment Court case, discussed below,...

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General / May 22, 2019

COVID-19 and the Workplace – Fixed Price Offer

COVID-19 and the Workplace – Fixed Price Offer

Since our last article on COVID-19, New Zealand has had confirmed... read more

Since our last article on COVID-19, New Zealand has had confirmed cases of COVID-19. As there is a lot of...

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General / March 18, 2020

Copeland Ashcroft Law announces new partners

Copeland Ashcroft Law announces new partners

Janet Copeland, Managing Partner and Kate Ashcroft, Partner are... read more

Janet Copeland, Managing Partner and Kate Ashcroft, Partner are delighted to announce the promotion of Naoimh McAllister and Myriam Mitchell...

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General / January 22, 2021

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