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Cavell Leitch
In heated situations, seek advice regarding the validity of resignations or the possibility of an unintentional dismissal. .
Cavell Leitch
The penalties handed out for breaching the HSWA are large, and could cripple a business, particularly small operators.
Duncan Cotterill
The proposals focus on two key areas: employee rights and union rights, and mostly a roll-back of previous changes.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
The Government announced that 90 day trial periods will be prohibited for any business that employs over 19 employees.
Chapman Tripp
The legislation is not currently available, but Labour's proposed changes should not cause most businesses much concern.
Duncan Cotterill
Before the Christmas leave period, NZ employers should ensure they are meeting their obligations under the Holidays Act.
Duncan Cotterill
All coalition parties favour a policy shift towards greater employee rights, so employers should be prepared for change.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
Employers and employees need to be aware of their rights and obligations in relation to these changes to parental leave.
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.
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Wynn Williams Lawyers
The Government announced that 90 day trial periods will be prohibited for any business that employs over 19 employees.
Duncan Cotterill
The proposals focus on two key areas: employee rights and union rights, and mostly a roll-back of previous changes.
Cavell Leitch
Employees taking excessive amounts of sick leave over and above the statutory entitlements can cause numerous problems.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
This article outlines when you may need to focus on training and development in the performance management of staff.
Chapman Tripp
The legislation is not currently available, but Labour's proposed changes should not cause most businesses much concern.
Duncan Cotterill
All coalition parties favour a policy shift towards greater employee rights, so employers should be prepared for change.
Duncan Cotterill
The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 has significantly reformed prosecutions in New Zealand's health and safety regime.
Duncan Cotterill
An employer's failure to deal with bullying could lead to legal liability, and an employee could face personal liablity.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
Employers and employees need to be aware of their rights and obligations in relation to these changes to parental leave.
Duncan Cotterill
Before the Christmas leave period, NZ employers should ensure they are meeting their obligations under the Holidays Act.
Chapman Tripp
Workplace Watch tracks legislative, regulatory and judicial developments in relation to the workplace.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
This article helps with the recruitment process – from advertising the role to offering employment to the top candidate.
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