COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccination requirements: what do employers do now?
This week the Government made changes to vaccination requirements in the workplace, removing some vaccination mandates and relaxing the use of vaccine passes. So, what does this mean for...
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Authority declines interim reinstatement claim for unvaccinated employees
Whilst the recent High Court decision of Yardley v Minister for Workplace Relations and...
Court sets aside police and defence vaccine mandates – should employers be concerned?
On 25 February 2022, the High Court released its judgment in Yardley v Minister...
COVID-19: What do I do if my employee has to self-isolate and cannot work from home?
Where employees have been advised to self-isolate in accordance with public health guidance and...
I see red, I see red, I see red
On 20 January 2022 the Government addressed how New Zealand would respond to an...
Vaccine mandates: consultation
The Employment Court in WXN v Auckland International Airport Limited recently overturned an Employment Relations...
Australian Health Department charged for H&S breaches leading to COVID outbreak
On 22 October 2021, the Health Department from the Victorian State in Australia, faced...
Traffic light system and mandating vaccinations in the workplace
Employment law in the COVID-19 space is moving at warp speed, and we are...
COVID-19: risking it all
There has been much speculation about COVID-19 vaccine mandates for health and childcare workers...
No jab, no job: what does the authority have to say?
So far, we have three decisions from the Employment Relations Authority (Authority) on whether...
Vaccinations in the workplace
New Zealand’s current approach to the COVID-19 pandemic is to stick with its elimination...
Here we go again, again – lockdown 2021 employment considerations
With the arrival of the COVID-19 Delta-variant in the community the country has swiftly...
No jab, no job: authority to determine justifiability
It is arguably the (employment law) question of 2021: can employers terminate their employees...
Crossing the ditch: it’s not all bubbly  
Ever since the long-promised Trans-Tasman travel bubble became a reality on 19 April 2021,...
Forcing the point of vaccinations
With a rather significant portion of New Zealanders (about one in four) expressing reservations...
Payment available to employers if employee cannot work and is waiting for COVID-19 test results
From 9 February 2021 the COVID-19 Short-term Absence Payment became available for businesses to...
Employment Court releases important COVID-19 decision
Were employees who did not perform work during Covid-19 entitled to receive minimum wage...
Ready, willing, but were they able?
With the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment overrun with employment disputes arising out...
What will the landscape of employment law look like post election?
With the election looming we thought we would take a quick look at what...
Employment relationship problem update
We have been advised that MBIE’s Mediation Services are inundated with mediation applications as...