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Duncan Cotterill
The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 has significantly reformed prosecutions in New Zealand's health and safety regime.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
The period before Christmas and New Year is often when employers identify employment issues and future staffing needs.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
This article helps with the recruitment process – from advertising the role to offering employment to the top candidate.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
The Labour Inspectorate is cracking down on NZ workplaces to ensure that minimum employment standards are being met.
Duncan Cotterill
Interested people have been awaiting this first decision, to see the effect of the increased penalties on actual fines.
Chapman Tripp
The outcome of the case has been keenly awaited because it was the first successful prosecution under the new Act.
Cavell Leitch
In some situations, workers are genuine volunteers, but in many, the worker is actually performing work as an employee.
Chapman Tripp
The new earthquake-prone building regime carries potentially serious health and safety implications.
Duncan Cotterill
Under proposed changes, NZ employees could make a pay equity claim if they consider there is a disparity in pay for work.
Cavell Leitch
The benefit of whatever expense or cost the employee is claiming must flow both ways, or it may be considered a premium.
Duncan Cotterill
In many cases, the key to resolving any issues that might arise is clear, prompt and honest communication on both sides.
Cavell Leitch
As technology trends ahead of legislative change, the law may not be able to keep up in protecting employee rights.
Duncan Cotterill
There is yet to be a prosecution under New Zealand's HSWA, but section 34 HSWA mirrors s46 of the Australian legislation.
Cavell Leitch
Employees are being actively encouraged to come forward to complain of breaches in immigration and employment law.
Cavell Leitch
Employers who get restructures and resulting redundancies wrong can face significant penalties and awards against them.
Chapman Tripp
Workplace Watch tracks legislative, regulatory and judicial developments in relation to the workplace.
Chapman Tripp
WorkSafe's acceptance of the enforceable undertaking opens a new chapter in New Zealand's health and safety regime.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
This article outlines when you may need to focus on training and development in the performance management of staff.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
Where work has been disrupted, operators may need guidance on how to continue employing those who rely on them for work.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
From a health and safety point of view, your obligation is to do whatever is reasonable to eliminate or minimise risk.
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Wynn Williams Lawyers
This article helps with the recruitment process – from advertising the role to offering employment to the top candidate.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
This article outlines when you may need to focus on training and development in the performance management of staff.
Duncan Cotterill
An employer's failure to deal with bullying could lead to legal liability, and an employee could face personal liablity.
Cavell Leitch
Employees taking excessive amounts of sick leave over and above the statutory entitlements can cause numerous problems.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
The Labour Inspectorate is cracking down on NZ workplaces to ensure that minimum employment standards are being met.
Duncan Cotterill
The amounts in each case are likely to be small but over a long period of time, they can add up to thousands of dollars.
Chapman Tripp
Workplace Watch tracks legislative, regulatory and judicial developments in relation to the workplace.
Duncan Cotterill
Interested people have been awaiting this first decision, to see the effect of the increased penalties on actual fines.
Duncan Cotterill
A director, partner or officer can be charged independently of the person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU).
Duncan Cotterill
This case was a reminder that health and safety laws can extend beyond the prevention of accidents in the workplace.
Cavell Leitch
The NZ Employment Relations Authority continues a strict approach to interpreting and applying trial period provisions.
Cavell Leitch
Employees are being actively encouraged to come forward to complain of breaches in immigration and employment law.
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