Workplace Law

With assistance from Lane Neave’s dedicated Workplace Law Team, you can ensure your business runs smoothly. Our Workplace Law Team provides comprehensive advice and representation to cover all aspects of people relations and human resource issues.


December 2017

113 – workplace law newsletter

In this edition: Authority looks at when an Employer can “Fairly Cry Halt” Tis the Season to…Pay your Employees Correctly 90 Day Trial Periods – Authority pedantic about correct use Third Prosecution under the Health and Safety at Work Act…


November 2017

112 – Workplace Law Newsletter

In this edition: What the new government means for employment law Second HSWA case in the District Court – WorkSafe New Zealand v Rangiora Carpets Dumpling supplier to pay more than $15,000 for employment breaches Employer failed in its PAYE…


October 2017

111 – Workplace Law Newsletter

In this edition: Restraint of Trade Provisions – when are they Enforceable? 2 Cheap Cars Limited – Too Cheap to pay its Employees Immigration: 2017 Election – The Parties’ Stances on Immigration Workplace Law Team Restraint of Trade Provisions –…


September 2017

110 – Workplace Law Newsletter

In this edition: First sentencing under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace: how far can Employers go with their Drug and Alcohol Policies? First decision on availability but no guidance on reasonable…


August 2017

109 – Workplace Law Newsletter

In this edition: MBIE releases Holidays Act compliance document New Regulations for Hazardous Substances Labour Inspectorate Hot on Minimum Entitlement Breaches World TV Co-Founder Gary Chang Unjustifiably Dismissed, awarded $469,000 in Compensation and Commission in Chang v World TV Ltd…


July 2017

108 – Workplace Law Newsletter

In this edition: Mental Health Care Workers lodge Pay Equity Claim New Toolkit to Improve Health and Safety Personal Liability of Officers Immigration – Published List of Non-Compliant Employers Workplace Law Team Mental Health Care Workers lodge Pay Equity Claim…


May 2017

107 – Workplace Law Newsletter

In this edition: Casino Worker justifiably dismissed for $310,000.00 payout to Player Record of Settlements – the importance of abiding by all Terms Changes to Parental Leave Payments Top Ten Tips on undertaking a Restructure that may result in Redundancies…


May 2017

106 – Workplace Law Newsletter

In this edition: “Loss of a Chance” – Employee Ordered to Pay Substantial Damages to Previous Employer $20,000.00 Hurt and Humiliation Compensation Awarded to Employee for Questionable Redundancy Addressing Pay Equity for Workers Immigration – Enforcing Minimum Employment Standards Workplace…


April 2017

105 – Workplace Law Newsletter

In this edition: Substance and Process – Two recent Cases where Employers didn’t get dismissal right Current Bills before Parliament to keep on eye on Quick Tip on Parental Leave Immigration – Increases to retirement age: impact on residence eligibility…


March 2017

105 – Workplace Law Newsletter

In this edition: 50 Shades of a Personal Grievance Can a workplace employ relatives or those in a relationship? Could Jack have insisted that Ana go away with him for work? What process should the company have taken after Jack’s…

Disclaimer: Our aim is to assist our clients to be proactive in ensuring statutory compliance and best risk management in the area of employment law. This publication is, however, necessarily brief and general in nature. You should therefore seek professional advice before taking any action in relation to the matters dealt with in this publication.