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Employment law: give me a break!
Article outlines changes to the Employment Relations Act 2000 that affect how employers should deal with rest and meal breaks.
New Zealand
4 Sep 2019
New employment provisions for domestic violence victims
Employers should put in place policies about these issues, so employees know about processes for this new entitlement.
New Zealand
11 Apr 2019
Government passes changes to employment relations law
The changes will have significance for all employers, so they should review employment agreements to ensure compliance.
New Zealand
13 Dec 2018
Have you got the right staffing structure?
Article discusses the restructuring process - the benefits and the processes required.
New Zealand
30 Oct 2018
Employment Relations Bill introduced – changes to trial periods and more
Article summarises most significant changes proposed by Employment Relations Amendment Bill.
New Zealand
28 Mar 2018
90 day trial periods – soon to change for some employers
The Government announced that 90 day trial periods will be prohibited for any business that employs over 19 employees.
New Zealand
27 Jan 2018
Upcoming parental leave changes
Employers and employees need to be aware of their rights and obligations in relation to these changes to parental leave.
New Zealand
12 Dec 2017
New Years resolutions about staffing and employment issues - start the process now
The period before Christmas and New Year is often when employers identify employment issues and future staffing needs.
New Zealand
3 Nov 2017
Enforcement of employment standards
The Labour Inspectorate is cracking down on NZ workplaces to ensure that minimum employment standards are being met.
New Zealand
12 Sep 2017
Training and development in performance management
This article outlines when you may need to focus on training and development in the performance management of staff.
New Zealand
22 Mar 2017
Disruption to work as a result of the 14 November earthquake and aftershocks
Where work has been disrupted, operators may need guidance on how to continue employing those who rely on them for work.
New Zealand
21 Mar 2017
Health & safety issues arising from the 14 November earthquake and aftershocks
From a health and safety point of view, your obligation is to do whatever is reasonable to eliminate or minimise risk.
New Zealand
21 Mar 2017
New Health & Safety Legislation - not something to fear
Many organisations who prioritise health and safety will be already doing most of what is required by this legislation.
New Zealand
9 Dec 2015
What employers need to know from 6 March 2015 - key changes
This is a good time to update your employment agreements to ensure that all of the recent amendments have been included.
New Zealand
8 Mar 2015
Employment Law Update: March 2014
News on legislation and case law in the field of employment law.
New Zealand
18 Mar 2014
Proposed Employment Relations Act Changes in 2013
The Government announced further reforms to the Employment Relations Act, which it proposes to include in legislation.
New Zealand
25 Nov 2012
New Solutions In Insolvency
Amanda Douglas looks at the changes to both company and personal insolvency law expected to come into force before the end of the year.
New Zealand
12 Dec 2007
Extended Time To Implement Resource Consents
In this article, Amanda Douglas, a partner of the Christchurch Lawlink firm of Wynn Williams & Co, considers a recent High Court decision which clarifies how long you have to implement your resource consent.
New Zealand
8 May 2007
Does Your Retention Of Title Clause Still Do What You Think It Does?
Following changes brought into effect by the Personal Property Securities Act 1999 last year, you cannot rely solely on a retention of title clause to secure your interest in goods.
New Zealand
27 Apr 2007
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