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.


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…


February 2017

104 – Workplace Law Newsletter

In this edition: Minimum Wage to increase to $15.75 an hour The “WorkSafe Toolshed” Variations to Employment Agreements Provision of Employee Information to Immigration New Zealand Workplace Law Team Minimum Wage to increase to $15.75 an hour Workplace Relations and…


December 2016

103 – Workplace Law Newsletter

In this edition: High Earning Employees and their Employers may be able to Contract out of Personal Grievance Provisions in the future Government Accepts Recommendations on Pay Equity Penalties Reaching New Heights Immigration: Major Immigration changes – The New Immigration…


December 2016

102 – Workplace Law Newsletter

In this edition: Examining the Legal Definition of “Brother” for the purposes of Bereavement Leave Compulsory Meetings before Shifts start – is it Work? WorkSafe NZ issue Guidance on Managing Violence in the Workplace Immigration: South African Citizens – Major…


November 2016

101 – Workplace Law Newsletter

In this edition: Labour Inspectorate proves it is serious about enforcing Employment Laws Deductions for Board and Lodgings Asbestos Guide a first for New Zealand Immigration: Significant changes to the Skilled Migrant Category Workplace Law Team Labour Inspectorate proves it…


September 2016

100 – Workplace Law Newsletter

In this edition: Serious Misconduct Investigations – Court of Appeal Decision Welcomed Bullying in the Workplace 90 Day Trial Period – Getting it Right Construction Company fined after Worker Injured Immigration: Can someone “volunteer” for you without a work visa?…


August 2016

99 – Workplace Law Newsletter

In this edition: Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace: how far can Employers go with their Drug and Alcohol Policies? An Extra Public Holiday? Commemoration of the New Zealand Land Wars Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill 2015 Hamilton Flooring Company…

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.