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Wynn Williams Lawyers
This is a calendar to signal reviews, consultations and legislative changes to employment law in New Zealand in 2019.
Cavell Leitch
Companies with more than 20 staff can no longer rely on a 90 day trial period clause but may consider a probationary period.
Cavell Leitch
This article deals with some of the significant changes made by the Act, most of which will take effect in May 2019.
Chapman Tripp
The Bolger-led tripartite Working Group produced a set of recommendations to design a Fair Pay Agreement (FPA) system.
Duncan Cotterill
There are significant prospective reforms in employment relations law, to come into effect over the next six months.
Duncan Cotterill
Employers should check if their procedures and policies comply with this increased worker protections and union influence.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
The changes will have significance for all employers, so they should review employment agreements to ensure compliance.
Cavell Leitch
Recent case is a timely reminder that caution is required when relying on a trial period – seek legal advice.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
Employers should be very clear in any communications with staff about behavioural expectations at the Christmas party.
Littler Mendelson
The New Zealand Government recently introduced the Equal Pay Amendment Bill, which aims to enable women to lodge pay equity claims more easily.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
Article discusses the restructuring process - the benefits and the processes required.
Cavell Leitch
Employers need to address and manage workplace stress, bullying and harassment in order to avoid trouble.
Cavell Leitch
The Ministry (MBIE) has set up a register to record allegations of sexual harassment or misconduct in the workplace.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
If your business is considering changes, then you should look at employment agreements and any review or change clauses.
Duncan Cotterill
Article discusses amendments to ERA and comments that the balance will shift towards greater employee and union rights.
Duncan Cotterill
From 1 April 2019, this Act will give employees who are affected by domestic violence new entitlements, leave and rights.
Chapman Tripp
The case, concerning a fatality in a kiwifruit orchard, provided helpful guidance on the extent of the duty of care.
Duncan Cotterill
The High Court released its decision on sentencing appeals in the District Court for health and safety prosecutions.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
Any employees affected by domestic violence will be entitled to apply for domestic violence leave from their employer.
Duncan Cotterill
When employees are expected to attend morning meetings before work each day, they are entitled to be paid for this time.
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Wynn Williams Lawyers
This article outlines when you may need to focus on training and development in the performance management of staff.
Duncan Cotterill
There are significant prospective reforms in employment relations law, to come into effect over the next six months.
Duncan Cotterill
Drug and alcohol testing in the workplace may be controversial, but the duty to maintain a safe workplace is paramount.
Duncan Cotterill
Employers should check if their procedures and policies comply with this increased worker protections and union influence.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
The changes will have significance for all employers, so they should review employment agreements to ensure compliance.
Cavell Leitch
Employers need to address and manage workplace stress, bullying and harassment in order to avoid trouble.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
Employers need to consult with employees and obtain their consent before introducing the collection of biometric data.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
Any employees affected by domestic violence will be entitled to apply for domestic violence leave from their employer.
Cavell Leitch
Recent case is a timely reminder that caution is required when relying on a trial period – seek legal advice.
Duncan Cotterill
Employers need to be aware of the increase in compensatory awards for hurt and humiliation.  .
Cavell Leitch
Employees taking excessive amounts of sick leave over and above the statutory entitlements can cause numerous problems.
Duncan Cotterill
There is yet to be a prosecution under New Zealand's HSWA, but section 34 HSWA mirrors s46 of the Australian legislation.
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