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Employment

Feb 2018

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 ...
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5 Dec 2017

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Mediation in Employment Disputes

Alternative Dispute Resolution ("ADR") methods are alternatives to going directly to court.  Using ADR methods instead of pursuing the matter in court is usually more cost effective for all the parties involved, takes less time to resolve the dispute and also...

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5 Dec 2017

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.

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29 Sep 2017

Domestic Violence Victims Protection Bill

Domestic violence has proven to be a significant issue in New Zealand. For example, in 2016 the New Zealand Police investigated 118,910 incidents of family violence, that equates to approximately one incident every...

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31 May 2016

Reform - The Health & Safety at Work Act 2015

This Act has significant implications for workers and business owners alike, reforming New Zealand’s health and safety system.

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2 Jun 2017

Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 - Happy First Birthday

New Zealand's historically high rate of workplace deaths and near misses was a key motivator for the overhaul of our health and safety laws...

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31 May 2016

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

A restraint of trade clause does not automatically protect an employer...

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15 May 2016

The Health & Safety at Work Act - in force 4 April 2016

Part of wide Health and Safety reforms hoping to reduce workplace injury and death by 25% by 2020, this new Act introduces additional obligations for employers...

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10 Nov 2015

Setting up a competing company proves costly

A lighting company has been successful in its claim against two former employees...
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