The ins and outs of Parental Leave

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would have noticed there have been some changes in the Beehive. Bill’s gone, Jacinda’s in, she’s making some changes, and she’s pregnant.  We thought we’d take this opportunity to recap on the …

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Easter Trading

With Easter just around the corner employers whose businesses are shops should be aware of their obligations, and their employee’s rights, in respect of restricted trading.

On Easter Sunday, the Shop Trading Hours Act 1990 requires most shops (being buildings, …

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Work Trials, are they legal?

Some employers use pre-employment assessments – typically a brief unpaid “on the job” trial before employment is offered – as part of the recruitment process.  What is the status of a person undertaking a trial of this kind?  Whether an …

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Preparing for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation

Business Law Newsletter: Preparing for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation On 25 May 2018 the EU’s existing data protection (ie privacy) legislation will be replaced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  The GDPR aims to protect the privacy of EU citizens by giving them more control over how, when and why their personal data is used.

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More Changes on Their Way

Many employers around the country are spending their time getting their head around proposed changes to trial periods and collective bargaining.  In the interim, two minor but important changes have been put forward.

Triangular Employment Bill

The Triangular Employment Bill …

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Days are numbered for 90 day trial periods

The days appear to be numbered for 90 day trial periods, with the Government introducing the Employment Relations Amendment Bill 2018 (Bill) on 29 January 2018 and along with it a number of sweeping changes to employment law in New …

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