Employment

Disciplinary process meets medical incapacity
The Employment Relations Authority has recently determined a matter involving a highly complex factual matrix that contains good learnings for employers who have undergone a disciplinary process which is...
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Employment Relations (Extended Time for Personal Grievance for Sexual Harassment) Amendment Bill Update
Over the previous 6 months we have been keeping you updated on the progress...
Do as the locals do
We often get enquiries from Australian clients, wanting to quickly convert their Australian employment...
Pay secrecy: can employers prevent employees from disclosing their salary?
For a long time, how much one’s colleagues earn has been a subject shrouded...
He said, she said – what do I say?
Employment investigations can be daunting. You’re having to speak with a distressed complainant, a...
Considering a restructure? Here is a refresher
With the continued financial downturn this year, companies may be looking to make changes...
Availability clauses have claws: proceed with caution
The recent Employment Court case of Stewart v AFFCO New Zealand Ltd NZEmpC...
Workplace Law Seminars: Queenstown and Wellington
Join our Employment Law Partners for two in-person, free seminars in Queenstown and Wellington...
Minimum wage increase: a double-edged sword
Prime Minister Chris Hipkins recently announced an increase to the minimum wage, effective 1...
Workplace Law Webinar Series 2023
Join Lane Neave’s three Employment Law Partners Fiona McMillan (Auckland), Andy Bell (Wellington), Andrew...
Do I have to pay employees during a natural disaster?
The recent flooding in Auckland and the upper North Island has left employers with...
Employment Court awards highest penalty amounts in history
Where an employer breaches minimum employment standards, penalties may be awarded against it by...
Employment law 2023: what lies ahead?
Welcome to 2023! We wish to take this opportunity to give you a bit of...
Bill proposing more time to raise a personal grievance for sexual harassment awaits third reading
In October 2021, MP Deborah Russell’s Member’s Bill, the ‘Employment Relations (Extended Time for...
Let’s talk: employment law podcast – proposed insurance protection scheme
In this episode of our Employment Law podcast, Managing Partner Andrew Shaw and Partner...
Fair Pay Agreements Factsheet: Overview of the process
Fair Pay Agreements (FPA) are sector-wide agreements that contain minimum employment terms for all...
Workplace law webinar: Fair Pay Agreements
The Fair Pay Agreements Act came into force on 1 December 2022. in this...
Fair Pay Agreements Regulations – a help or a hindrance?
The Fair Pay Agreements Act (Act) comes into force today, 1 December, and will...
Let’s talk: employment law podcast – Fair Pay Agreements Act
In this episode of Let’s Talk, Fiona McMillan and Elisabeth Giles discuss the –...
Copyright in the employment relationship: made by you, but is it yours?
In a world where content is king, intellectual property (IP) rights rule supreme. So,...