Employment

New public holiday: Matariki
There has been some controversy over Labour’s newest addition to the public holidays list: Matariki. Matariki (short for Ngā mata o te ariki o Tāwhirimātea, or “the eyes of...
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Case update: visa holders must be treated in good faith by their employers
A recent Employment Relations Authority (Authority) case has highlighted the importance of employers acting...
D-Day for employers of migrant workers
Today, INZ has released some further information in relation to the Accredited Employer Work...
Rounding up the change(s)
We’ve been getting queries from employers about any major legislative changes they need to...
Security officers – a vulnerable employee
The Government has passed an order to include certain employees who provide security services...
Four Lane Neave Partners named in ‘Best Lawyers’ guide
Four Lane Neave Partners have been honoured in the 2022 edition of The Best...
A cast-iron case for medical incapacity
We often hear about employers attempting to terminate an employment relationship by way of...
Forcing the point of vaccinations
With a rather significant portion of New Zealanders (about one in four) expressing reservations...
Common sense at last
Certainty, transparency and practicality; these are the straplines of the Holidays Act Taskforce’s Report...
Daze no more: Holidays Act 2003 set to receive a much needed revamp
The Government has officially accepted the Holidays Act Taskforce’s (Taskforce) recommendation to overhaul the...
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...
Legislation update: proposed increase in sick leave entitlements
In line with their election promises, the Government has introduced the Holidays (Increasing Sick...
Time, space and the meaning of ‘ordinary weekly pay’
In the Court of Appeal case of Labour Inspector v Tourism Holdings Limited ...
Employment Court releases important COVID-19 decision
Were employees who did not perform work during Covid-19 entitled to receive minimum wage...
Election Results 2020: what Employment Law changes can we expect to see in the upcoming term?
On 17 October 2020 the election results were announced for New Zealand, presenting a...
Are current employment laws upholding Tikanga Māori in the workplace?
Lawyer Shelley Kopu gave a moving address at the recent Employment Law Conference in...
Looming increase in median wage
In a recent article published by Lane Neave, we addressed the fact that Statistics...
Potential changes to median wage rate
Most readers will be aware that in terms of current immigration policy, the median...
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...