Employment

Ex-employee penalised $1000 for Facebook post
Cambridge Analytica and Mark Zuckerberg aren’t the only ones who have recently been in the hot-seat for issues arising around Facebook. In Adams Plumbing, Drainage and Electrical Limited v...
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Think before you (Privacy) Act
We have seen an increase in employee privacy related claims and complaints, and employers...
Grounds to dismiss an employee
Seeing as we deal with it day in and day out, we thought we’d...
The in’s and out’s of parental leave
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would have noticed there have been...
5 Year Employer Accreditation renewals – non-government entities “do not qualify”
Employers will no doubt be aware of the rigorous and complicated policy requirements that...
Easter trading
With Easter just around the corner employers whose businesses are shops should be aware...
Work trials, are they legal?
Some employers use pre-employment assessments – typically a brief unpaid “on the job” trial...
More changes on their way
Many employers around the country are spending their time getting their head around proposed...
Days are numbered for 90 day trial periods
The days appear to be numbered for 90 day trial periods, with the Government...
Do you own a rental property?
If the answer is yes, whether commercial or residential, then read on to avoid...
Buckle up! 2018 is going to be year of upheaval for labour laws
The Government has announced the first round of changes to New Zealand’s employment relations...
Workplace Law Newsletter: December
In this edition: Authority looks at when an employer can “fairly cry halt” Tis...
Workplace Law Newsletter: November
In this edition: What the new government means for employment law Second HSWA case...
Workplace Law Newsletter: August
In this edition: MBIE releases Holidays Act compliance document New regulations for hazardous substances...
Queenstown Workplace Law Workshop
This free Workplace Law Workshop will update you on the latest Employment, Health &...
50 shades of a personal grievance
There have been many water cooler discussions in New Zealand workplaces (and workplaces around...
Employers take note: major immigration compliance changes coming in on 1 April
Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has announced the implementation of a very tough new policy...
A defining case on premium – the recovery of costs associated with the recruitment of migrant labour
Many employers and recruitment companies alike, who rely in particular on migrant labour to supplement...
Examining the legal definition of “brother” for the purposes of bereavement leave
A steel worker who was told by his employer he was unable to take...
Is volunteering considered “work”?
Lane Neave clients often ask for guidance around whether they can participate in “volunteer”...