Employment

Employer’s obligations and COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
On 14 March 2020, the New Zealand Government announced that there will be stricter border measures in place to protect New Zealand from the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Further...
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Dealing with cannabis in the workplace
The upcoming election this year will also give the public the opportunity to vote...
Five points to check with your payroll provider
Throughout 2019 and in to 2020 we have seen the Labour Inspector and the...
COVID-19 update: an evolving situation
On 2 March the New Zealand Government extended new travel restrictions related to Covid-19...
Employee awarded $37k for unjustified dismissal
Termination for incompatibility is only justified in rare and unusual cases, as articulated by...
Withholding an employee’s information during a workplace bullying investigation
When an employee makes a complaint about bullying in the workplace (the complainant) they...
2020 and what it means for employers
Often when employers call us with a question or problem they ask “Is this...
Remuneration threshold changes – an update for employers
With February fast approaching, it is important for employers to pay regard to Immigration...
Employers must consult with their employees before taking action
The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) recently found in Fensom v KME Services NZ Pty...
Verbal telephone references – be careful not to breach an employee’s privacy
The relationship between references and privacy In Director of Human Rights Proceedings v Katui...
Remuneration threshold changes
With February fast approaching, it is important to pay regard to Immigration New Zealand’s...
In brief: update on holiday pay and contractor’s rights
Tourism Holdings Limited operates a tour bus business throughout New Zealand called Kiwi Experience....
Would a Labour Inspector find your business in breach of minimum employment law standards?
The Labour Inspectorate enforces and monitors minimum employment standards such as the minimum wage,...
How would you fare if a Labour Inspector came a knocking?
The Labour Inspectorate of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) enforces and...
Are your shareholders also employees?
Shareholders of a company may also be employees. This means that employers are legally...
Requesting urgent visa processing for employees
As many employers will be aware Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has a large backlog...
West Coast – Employment and Privacy Law update
We invite you and others in your organisation to attend our next Employment and...
Problems with work visas for employees of non-accredited Labour Hire companies
Immigration New Zealand (INZ) seem to be taking a renewed interest in temporary work...
Employer obligations 101
As you may have picked up, employment rights are a hot topic at the...
What to do when you suspect an employee is lying during a disciplinary process
The Court of Appeal case of George v Auckland Council NZCA 209 looked...