Employment

Supporting you through COVID-19
Lane Neave is a proud Service Provider affiliate of the Regional Business Partner Network (RBP). RBP has announced a $1.5m support scheme to assist eligible businesses in accessing business...
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Employer’s obligations during Alert Level 4
While we are still awaiting further specifics on what Alert Level Three and Four...
COVID-19: Government rescue package may not be enough for some employers
The Government rescue package announced on 17 March 2020 will provide substantial relief for...
COVID-19 rescue package: employment need to knows
Finance Minister, Grant Robertson announced yesterday a $12.1b package to help alleviate the economic...
Coronavirus – government rescue package and privacy update
Government rescue package   The Government has, today, announced a multi-million dollar rescue package...
Employer’s obligations and COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
On 14 March 2020, the New Zealand Government announced that there will be stricter...
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...