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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
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
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
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
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
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
Triangular employment bill passes first reading – submissions open
Bill aims to extend protection for employees in triangular employment relationships, for example secondment arrangement.
New Zealand
8 May 2018
BBC gender salary gap highlights need for NZ employers to re-evaluate pay
Under proposed changes, NZ employees could make a pay equity claim if they consider there is a disparity in pay for work.
New Zealand
2 Aug 2017
Ask an expert: when an employee becomes the competitor
During an employment relationship, the employee has duties of confidentiality, fidelity and good faith to the employer.
New Zealand
21 Dec 2015
Age discrimination - How old is too old?
Employers should review all hiring and employment practices and processes to ensure they are not unlawfully age biased.
New Zealand
27 Oct 2014
Strict interpretation of 90 day trial period continues
Employers should be extremely careful when attempting to terminate an agreement under a 90 day trial period provision.
New Zealand
23 Oct 2014
Employer caught by contractual indemnity to pay employee’s costs and expenses
Employers who provide an express contractual indemnity should consider the scope and the circumstances of the indemnity.
New Zealand
8 Aug 2014
Protecting confidential information when employees leave
An organisation's biggest asset (its key employees) can also be its biggest liability, should they decide to move on.
New Zealand
28 Mar 2014
Employing new staff without the assurance of a trial period
Employers can rely on trial periods to dismiss new staff but criteria around the trial period must be strictly applied.
New Zealand
24 Jan 2014
Employing seasonal workers
Employers need to be mindful of their statutory obligations when employing seasonal workers.
New Zealand
7 Oct 2013
Beware the pre-employment work trial
A recent case in the Employment Court, The Salad Bowl Limited v Howe-Thornley, has put work trials under scrutiny.
New Zealand
2 Oct 2013
Bumpy time for restraint provisions in employment agreements
Where employees are subject to garden leave provisions in employment agreements, extra restraint clauses may not fly.
New Zealand
30 Sep 2013
Employee recruitment: When things are not what they seem
It can be difficult to dismiss staff, so it is best to carry out extensive background checks before offering employment.
New Zealand
28 Mar 2013
Easy for employers to overlook visa needs of immigrants
Employers should know their obligations and how to support their employees when applying for work or resident visas.
New Zealand
6 Mar 2013
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