Employment

Employment Court awards highest penalty amounts in history
Where an employer breaches minimum employment standards, penalties may be awarded against it by the Employment Relations Authority. The purpose of penalties is to punish those who breach minimum...
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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,...
Does reputational harm justify an employment non-publication order?
In the Employment Relations Authority (Authority) and Employment Court (Court), unless a party to...
1 December 2022: Fair Pay Agreements System set to Kick-off
The Fair Pay Agreements Bill passed its third reading on 26 October 2022 after...
Employment Court delivers second ruling on Uber drivers’ status
Early last year the Employment Court found that a driver for Uber, Mr Arachchige,...
Restricting restraints – new bill seeks to limit restraints of trade
Employers have long used restraints of trade to safeguard their business by limiting an...
Screen Industry Workers Act: one law to rule them all?
The much-anticipated Screen Industry Workers Act (Act) received Royal Assent on 30 September 2022...
You’re an employer with limited funds. Can you use fixed-term agreements?
Strict rules govern the formation of fixed-term agreements. An employee and an employer may...
COVID-19 Protection Framework ends
At 11.59pm on Monday 12 September 2022, the COVID-19 Protection Framework came to an...
Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day: how do I pay employees and can I make them work?
The Government has announced that on Monday 26 September 2022, New Zealand will observe...
Employees covertly recording conversations; process overrides substance again
In an era where employers and employees are becoming increasingly attuned to matters of...
The Birth of a Deal
In New Zealand, under the duty of good faith, employers proposing to make a...
The future is four?
Stuff reports that from 1 August, 20 businesses across different industries throughout Australia and...