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Free Employment law seminar - Masterton, 8 October 2018

September 25th, 2018 Gibson Sheat

Free Employment law seminar - Masterton, 8 October 2018

How will the legislative changes affect your business?

Register now for our free employment law update at our Masterton office on Monday 8 October, from 5pm.
The Gibson Sheat employment team will summarise employment law changes effective in 2018 and advise how they'll affect your business.

Topics: Employment, News
 
Personal Grievances - What needs to be considered when raising a PG

August 31st, 2018 Gibson Sheat

Personal Grievances - What needs to be considered when raising a PG

A personal grievance is a formal process in which an employee may raise a complaint against their employer if they have been dealt with unfairly or illegally...
Topics: Employment
 
Employment agreements from and employer perspective - make sure your employment agreements, and their clauses, stand up against the law

August 31st, 2018 Gibson Sheat

Employment agreements from and employer perspective - make sure your employment agreements, and their clauses, stand up against the law

An individual employment agreement is a written agreement containing terms and conditions of the employment.  It is a useful tool with which the employer can set clear performance expectations...

Topics: Employment
 
Government announces Employment Law changes

February 1st, 2018 Gibson Sheat

Government announces Employment Law changes

Jacinda Ardern and Employment Minister Iain Lees-Galloway have announced several employment law changes as part of Labour’s 100 day plan. Most of these are aimed at increasing protections and rights for employees and removing legislation introduced by the previous government that was more beneficial to employers. Employers and businesses will need to take a keen interest in these changes, and signalled future changes.
Topics: Employment
 
Employees - What are we allowed?

December 5th, 2017 Gibson Sheat

Employees - What are we allowed?

When asking Kiwis what their entitlements are when it comes to annual leave, holidays and resignation, the responses are generally vague. Government statistics show that over 50% of working Kiwis have held their current employment position for less than 18 months, therefore, it is imperative for employees to be familiar with employment law and employee rights.
Topics: Employment
 
Alternative Dispute Resolution: Mediation in Employment Disputes

December 5th, 2017 Gibson Sheat

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Mediation in Employment Disputes

Using Alternative Dispute Resolution ("ADR") methods instead of pursuing the matter in court is usually more cost effective for all the parties involved. It takes less time to resolve the dispute, and also relieves the court of cases they believe can be resolved between the parties without court assistance. This article focuses on mediation in the context of employment law and forms a part of our ADR article series. 
Topics: Employment
 
The ins and outs of Restraint of Trade clauses in Employment Agreements

May 31st, 2016 Gibson Sheat

The ins and outs of Restraint of Trade clauses in Employment Agreements

Will a restraint of trade clause safeguard against an employee leaving a business and using their former employer's sensitive information, or relying on relationships developed while working for their former employer?
 
Topics: Employment
 
Reform - The Health & Safety at Work Act 2015

May 31st, 2016 Gibson Sheat

Reform - The Health & Safety at Work Act 2015

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (“the Act”) came into force on 4 April 2016. This Act has significant implications for workers and business owners alike, reforming New Zealand’s health and safety system.
Topics: Employment