Family Violence Leave

Family Violence Leave

The Domestic Violence – Victim’s Protection Act 2018 (Act)... read more

The Domestic Violence – Victim’s Protection Act 2018 (Act) came into force on 1 April 2019, directly impacting the Employment...

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General / November 20, 2019

Immigration and Visa requirements during COVID-19

Immigration and Visa requirements during COVID-19

Many workplaces with migrant workers have been left to navigate... read more

Many workplaces with migrant workers have been left to navigate immigration and visa issues during the Covid-19 lockdown period. Employees...

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General / April 24, 2020

How Robust Are Your Recruitment Processes?

How Robust Are Your Recruitment Processes?

A recent Human Rights Tribunal decision has highlighted the importance... read more

A recent Human Rights Tribunal decision has highlighted the importance of following a fair and proper recruitment process. The Tribunal...

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General / July 25, 2015

Recent Employment Law changes – FAQs on hours of work, shift cancellation, secondary employment and deductions

Recent Employment Law changes – FAQs on hours of work, shift cancellation, secondary employment and deductions

Changes to various pieces of employment legislation came into... read more

Changes to various pieces of employment legislation came into effect on 1 April 2016.  We wrote about the changes here https://www.copelandashcroft.co.nz/news/zero-hour-contract-restrictions; https://www.copelandashcroft.co.nz/news/employment-standards-legislation-bill-passes...

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General / January 25, 2016

Employment Standards Bill introduced to Parliament

Employment Standards Bill introduced to Parliament

Employment Standards Bill introduced to Parliament An Employment... read more

Employment Standards Bill introduced to Parliament An Employment Standards Bill which proposes to  protect vulnerable workers and tackle harmful anti-competitive...

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General / May 25, 2016

Managing the Minefield – Drug and Alcohol Testing

Managing the Minefield – Drug and Alcohol Testing

New Alcohol Limits Changes are coming. The Land Transport Amendment... read more

New Alcohol Limits Changes are coming. The Land Transport Amendment Bill 2013 passed its third and final reading on 30...

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General / October 25, 2016

UPDATED: Trial Periods: What is required and how to safely dismiss

UPDATED: Trial Periods: What is required and how to safely dismiss

We have updated this article previously issued in Inform, in... read more

We have updated this article previously issued in Inform, in light of an Employment Relations Authority determination issued in late...

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General / March 25, 2017

Disciplinary Investigations: reassurance for employers

Disciplinary Investigations: reassurance for employers

The Court of Appeal recently considered what is required of an... read more

The Court of Appeal recently considered what is required of an employer who investigates an employee’s alleged misconduct.  The good...

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General / May 25, 2017

Health and Safety: Infringement offences and fees

Health and Safety: Infringement offences and fees

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (the Act) and its regulations... read more

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (the Act) and its regulations set out a raft of infringement offences,...

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General / July 25, 2017

UPDATED: Trial Periods: What is required and how to safely dismiss

UPDATED: Trial Periods: What is required and how to safely dismiss

Case law on trial periods continues to evolve.  In light of... read more

Case law on trial periods continues to evolve.  In light of a recent Employment Court judgment, we have (again!) updated...

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General / December 25, 2017