Changes to minimum wage calculation brings relief to farmers

Changes to minimum wage calculation brings relief to farmers

In a move that should have farmers excited, the Government has... read more

In a move that should have farmers excited, the Government has amended the current Minimum Wage Order 2014 (“Order”) to...

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General / August 25, 2015

Redundancy

Redundancy

Many economists are predicting difficult global market conditions... read more

Many economists are predicting difficult global market conditions in 2016, and this has been borne out already in some sectors...

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General / February 25, 2016

Peaking at Privacy

Peaking at Privacy

By Lucia Vincent and Rebecca Laney Privacy concerns present themselves... read more

By Lucia Vincent and Rebecca Laney Privacy concerns present themselves in many different ways to an employer or payroll professional...

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General / June 25, 2016

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS – Minimum Wage Act

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS – Minimum Wage Act

A private member Amendment Bill proposing to extend the minimum... read more

A private member Amendment Bill proposing to extend the minimum wage rate to independent contractors is being reviewed by New...

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General / October 25, 2016

Court guidance on new Hours of Work law coming

Court guidance on new Hours of Work law coming

The first Employment Relations Authority (Authority) determination... read more

The first Employment Relations Authority (Authority) determination on the new hours of work legislation, introduced in April 2016, has been...

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General / March 25, 2017

New Meal and Rest Breaks Bill

New Meal and Rest Breaks Bill

The Employment Relations (Restoring Kiwis’ Right to a Break... read more

The Employment Relations (Restoring Kiwis’ Right to a Break at Work) Amendment Bill (Bill) which proposes to reinstate workers’ rights...

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General / May 25, 2017

Pay Equity – a complex equation

Pay Equity – a complex equation

The Employment Court and then the Court of Appeal recently considered... read more

The Employment Court and then the Court of Appeal recently considered the issue of pay equity following a claim under...

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General / August 25, 2017

The Rising Sting of Compensatory Awards

The Rising Sting of Compensatory Awards

Since 2015 we have seen a number of cases before the Employment... read more

Since 2015 we have seen a number of cases before the Employment Court (EC) where it has signalled a need...

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General / December 25, 2017

Review of Holidays Act announced

Review of Holidays Act announced

On 29 May 2018, the Government announced that it had formed a... read more

On 29 May 2018, the Government announced that it had formed a working group with Business New Zealand and the...

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General / April 25, 2018

UPDATE Domestic Violence – Victim’s Protection Act 2018

UPDATE Domestic Violence – Victim’s Protection Act 2018

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

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

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General / September 25, 2018