Employment

Government moves to stop contractors challenging employment status
The Government appears to be moving ahead with plans to prevent independent contractors from challenging their employment status through the courts. The announcement is hot-on-the-heels of a challenge to...
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Working until the job is done? availability issues in employment
Personal grievances and claims for wage arrears are just two consequences of poorly worded...
Keeping it casual: dismissals during casual employment
Employers are still liable for unjustified dismissal, even when the employee in question is...
Proposed Holidays Act changes – will they get it right this time?
The Government’s proposal to reform the Holidays Act 2003 seems promising for employers, however...
Counting the cost of not acting in good faith
Failing to act in good faith can lead to hefty penalties for both employers...
Parental Leave – use it or lose it, baby!
A recent Employment Court decision highlights the importance of getting it right when applying...
Event: employment terminations
What happens after the termination of employment? Join our Christchurch-based employment law specialists for...
Employment law recognised by Doyle’s
Lane Neave along with its Managing Partner Andrew Shaw have been recognised by clients...
Employers play crucial role in supporting employee mental health
An alarming number of suicides in New Zealand are work related and a recent...
Court of Appeal U-turn finds family carers are not employees
The long-running legal debate about funding family carers for disabled people has taken a...
Secret workplace recordings – legally in or out?
Secret workplace recordings can sometimes be used as evidence in employment cases – and...
Adventure and adrenaline – new regulations
New regulations have been introduced that broaden WorkSafe’s powers and impose new obligations on...
Employment Agreements: the devil is in the detail
The devil is in the detail when it comes to employment agreements, as highlighted...
Privacy law: breaches, non-compliance and out-of-date – OPC
Privacy law may sound drab. But if you look beyond the (sometimes boring) statutory...
Court of Appeal hears arguments in latest Uber decision
Union representatives rallied outside the Court of Appeal in Wellington last week in anticipation...
Should warnings be time-bound?
It is well established that a warning can be issued to an employee following...
Is compensation for hurt and humiliation on the up?
In an Employment Court decision released last year, Chief Judge Inglis revised the bands...
How Criminal Charges Impact on an Employment Investigation
Former Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand (TWO) employee Mr Y has unsuccessfully...
Racial Harassment in the Workplace – When Group Banter Goes too Far
The Human Rights Review Tribunal (Tribunal) has ordered that an employer pay $10,000 in...
Accredited Employer Work Visas: guide to regional advertising
Many employers will be aware that the Immigration New Zealand (INZ) approach regarding multi-location...