COVID-19

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 charges filed by SafeWork Australia relating to breaches of the Occupational Health and Safety Act...
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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...
Let’s Talk: Employment Law podcast EP5
As you may have already seen, our employment law team here at Lane Neave...
Privacy update: COVID-19 and contact tracing
Today, 24 August 2020, the Prime Minister announced that the current Alert Level restrictions...
More support for business under the government’s BFG scheme
The Minister of Finance yesterday announced a number of changes to the Business Finance...
Here we go again…
With Auckland in Level 3 and the rest of the country in Level 2,...
COVID-19 support still available for employers
In light of New Zealand being placed back into level 2 lockdown on 11...
Opinion: considerations for employers when employees want to continue to work from home after lockdown
As the COVID-19 lockdown hit and New Zealand morphed into what felt like a...