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What employers need to know about synthetic drugs
Interesting article about synthetic drugs and drug and alcohol policies.
New Zealand
18 Sep 2019
Health and Safety at Work Act 2015: Enforceable undertakings – an alternative sentencing option for the court
A key change arising from the HSWA was the use of WorkSafe-approved enforceable undertakings as an alternative to prosecution.
New Zealand
17 Sep 2019
Workplace bullying - employer fined
Managers or employees who perpetrate or tolerate harassment or bullying place the company at risk for damages and fines.
New Zealand
6 Sep 2019
First workplace bullying prosecution in South Australia
This bullying conviction in South Australia could have implications for health and safety practices in New Zealand.
New Zealand
1 Aug 2019
Employees rights under triangular employment relationships expanded
New law enables employees to raise a personal grievance against anyone that can direct or control the employee's day-to-day work.
New Zealand
30 Jul 2019
Social media trolling: employer responsibilities
Employers should provide guidelines and training to ensure that employees can respond to all consumers, including trolls.
New Zealand
24 Jul 2019
Recreational access to land – how is this affected by health and safety?
WorkSafe has clarified that the HSWA does not cover injuries that happen as a result of doing a recreational activity.
New Zealand
19 Jul 2019
The Hug of Death – expanding the scope of ACC cover for mesothelioma beyond a work-place injury
In New Zealand. mesothelioma is seen as the result of accidental inhalation of asbestos giving rise to personal injury.
New Zealand
17 Jul 2019
Critical Employment Law Changes
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
New Zealand
22 May 2019
Recent developments in work health and safety sentencing
These cases show that substantial discounts for mitigating factors can still be obtained in appropriate circumstances.
New Zealand
16 Apr 2019
Guideline decision on approach to reparation awards in health and safety sentencing
The Court can order reparation for the deceased's loss of earnings to related persons who have suffered loss as a result.
New Zealand
15 Apr 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
Importance of application of Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 to schools
Schools are required to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, a work environment that is without risks to safety.
New Zealand
1 Dec 2018
The Christmas party - what are employer responsibilities?
Employers should be very clear in any communications with staff about behavioural expectations at the Christmas party.
New Zealand
23 Nov 2018
Mental health and well-being of employees – do employers have a duty of care?
Employers need to address and manage workplace stress, bullying and harassment in order to avoid trouble.
New Zealand
17 Oct 2018
Domestic Violence - Victims Protection Act
From 1 April 2019, this Act will give employees who are affected by domestic violence new entitlements, leave and rights.
New Zealand
30 Aug 2018
Sound health and safety guidance from pioneer case
The case, concerning a fatality in a kiwifruit orchard, provided helpful guidance on the extent of the duty of care.
New Zealand
16 Aug 2018
High Court decision on health and safety sentencing released
The High Court released its decision on sentencing appeals in the District Court for health and safety prosecutions.
New Zealand
11 Aug 2018
The ins and outs of drug and alcohol testing in the workplace
Drug and alcohol testing in the workplace may be controversial, but the duty to maintain a safe workplace is paramount.
New Zealand
2 Jun 2018
Penalties reach new levels in latest health and safety case
Article discusses penalty imposed on company found guilty for failing to ensure health and safety of its workers (HSW Act).
New Zealand
16 May 2018
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