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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
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Employment Court examines employee commissions and holiday pay
Court considered how the definition of ordinary weekly pay requires an employer to treat commissions when calculating holiday pay.
New Zealand
20 Aug 2019
3
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
4
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
5
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
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Employment Relations (Triangular Employment) Amendment Bill
This Bill aims to protect the position of employees who work under the direction of someone who is not their employer.
New Zealand
10 Jul 2019
7
Pay equity legislation moves through Parliament
As this legislation moves through Parliament, employers should consider if pay equity may be an issue in their industry.
New Zealand
24 Jun 2019
8
Strike action by the Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) draws attention to partial strikes and recently changed pay deduction laws
Employers should become aware of their changed obligations since recent amendments to the Employment Relations Act.
New Zealand
24 Jun 2019
9
Misconduct outside the workplace - 5 takeaways from the Israel Folau case, from a NZ perspective
These points examine the Israel Folau case from a NZ perspective- was the behaviour unacceptable if it was outside work?
New Zealand
6 Jun 2019
10
Employment alert: Employment Relations Act changes
We recommend employers check their current practices, procedures and policies to ensure compliance with these changes.
New Zealand
18 May 2019
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Employment Update - May 2019: Overtime or an availability provision?
The Union successfully argued that the wording of the collective agreement included an unlawful 'availability provision'.
New Zealand
18 May 2019
12
Employment Relations (Triangular Employment) Amendment Bill closer to becoming law
These changes could be significant for companies and organisations that use labour hire companies or temporary workers.
New Zealand
17 Apr 2019
13
Other employment updates come into force on 6 May 2019
Employers should check procedures and policies to ensure they are prepared for these upcoming changes to take effect.
New Zealand
17 Apr 2019
14
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
15
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
16
IT outsourcing contracts – five tips for SMEs
Outsourcing has now become normal at all levels of the economy, but failures can hit small to medium enterprises hardest.
New Zealand
15 Jan 2019
17
Proposed NZ legislation changes in privacy and employment law
There are a number of proposed changes to NZ legislation, progressing in 2019, relating to privacy and employment law.
New Zealand
26 Dec 2018
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Legislative changes to NZ employment relations law
There are significant prospective reforms in employment relations law, to come into effect over the next six months.
New Zealand
26 Dec 2018
19
Employment Relations Act changes shift balance towards greater employee and union rights
Employers should check if their procedures and policies comply with this increased worker protections and union influence.
New Zealand
20 Dec 2018
20
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
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