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Wynn Williams Lawyers
Managers or employees who perpetrate or tolerate harassment or bullying place the company at risk for damages and fines.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
Article outlines changes to the Employment Relations Act 2000 that affect how employers should deal with rest and meal breaks.
Duncan Cotterill
Court considered how the definition of ordinary weekly pay requires an employer to treat commissions when calculating holiday pay.
Duncan Cotterill
This bullying conviction in South Australia could have implications for health and safety practices in New Zealand.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
New law enables employees to raise a personal grievance against anyone that can direct or control the employee's day-to-day work.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
The Employment Relations Authority looks at the real nature of the employment relationship and applies a number of tests.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
Employers should provide guidelines and training to ensure that employees can respond to all consumers, including trolls.
Duncan Cotterill
This Bill aims to protect the position of employees who work under the direction of someone who is not their employer.
Duncan Cotterill
As this legislation moves through Parliament, employers should consider if pay equity may be an issue in their industry.
Duncan Cotterill
Employers should become aware of their changed obligations since recent amendments to the Employment Relations Act.
Duncan Cotterill
These points examine the Israel Folau case from a NZ perspective- was the behaviour unacceptable if it was outside work?
Wynn Williams Lawyers
If an employer wishes to rely on requiring an employee to work overtime, then it must provide reasonable compensation.
Cavell Leitch
Article looks at rights of employer if cannabis is legalised and reminds employers to review drug and alcohol policies etc.
Littler Mendelson
New Zealand employers should be aware that there are several significant legislative changes to the Employment Relations Act 2000 (the Act) taking effect this spring
Wynn Williams Lawyers
Article discusses the legal obligations imposed around probationary periods.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
A probationary period enables an employer to assess the suitability of an employee in skills, diligence and personality.
Duncan Cotterill
We recommend employers check their current practices, procedures and policies to ensure compliance with these changes.
Duncan Cotterill
The Union successfully argued that the wording of the collective agreement included an unlawful 'availability provision'.
Cavell Leitch
This Employment Court decision issued a reminder about availability provisions and traditional overtime requirements.
Duncan Cotterill
These changes could be significant for companies and organisations that use labour hire companies or temporary workers.
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Duncan Cotterill
This bullying conviction in South Australia could have implications for health and safety practices in New Zealand.
Cavell Leitch
Companies with more than 20 staff can no longer rely on a 90 day trial period clause but may consider a probationary period.
Duncan Cotterill
Court considered how the definition of ordinary weekly pay requires an employer to treat commissions when calculating holiday pay.
Duncan Cotterill
Drug and alcohol testing in the workplace may be controversial, but the duty to maintain a safe workplace is paramount.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
New law enables employees to raise a personal grievance against anyone that can direct or control the employee's day-to-day work.
Duncan Cotterill
The Union successfully argued that the wording of the collective agreement included an unlawful 'availability provision'.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
The Employment Relations Authority looks at the real nature of the employment relationship and applies a number of tests.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
Employers should provide guidelines and training to ensure that employees can respond to all consumers, including trolls.
Duncan Cotterill
There are significant prospective reforms in employment relations law, to come into effect over the next six months.
Cavell Leitch
Employers need to address and manage workplace stress, bullying and harassment in order to avoid trouble.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
Article discusses the legal obligations imposed around probationary periods.
Duncan Cotterill
This Bill aims to protect the position of employees who work under the direction of someone who is not their employer.
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