Immigration

The dos and don’ts of pre employment screening
Employers often want to know what they can and can’t ask in job applications and interviews. If you ask the wrong questions, there is a risk of inadvertently discriminating...
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Employee surveillance at work – a “how to” guide for employers
Employers often wish to monitor or record their employees while at work, whether for...
Continued focus on migrant worker exploitation
In our previous article on this topic, we wrote about Immigration New Zealand’s recent...
Disciplinary procedures: a recap
A recent example of a flawed dismissal process was outlined in Payne v Bupa...
Are you across the latest employment law amendment bills?
Holidays (Bereavement Leave for Miscarriage) Amendment Bill This Member’s Bill was introduced on 9...
Employment Relations Amendment Bill – Select Committee report released
The Select Committee reported back on the changes proposed to the Employment Relations Act...
Employer’s duty to protect the mental wellbeing of employees
Mental health is currently the primary cause of lost working days in the majority...
A whopper of a mistake
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has barred Burger King from hiring...
Interim visa policy change
Interim visas are granted to visa applicants in New Zealand, in cases where their...
Immigration Newsletter: August
In this edition: Interim visa policy changes Social practices – the unwritten rules of...
Changes to post-study work rights and potential Auckland student exodus
The long awaited announcement by the Minister of Immigration (Minister) on the proposed changes...
Immigration changes employers should be across
There have been a few changes and updates in the immigration space over the...
Immigration Newsletter: July
In this edition: Latest immigration changes you should know about Finding your place in...
Immigration Seminar: A Pathway to Residence (Christchurch)
This free seminar is for Chinese visa holders who are working and/or studying in...
Seminar: Employer Accreditation – What You Need to Know (Wellington & Queenstown)
Managing HR and employment law issues is challenging enough, and when you throw in...
‘Tis the season for employment law queries
We usually get an influx of similar employment law queries at various times throughout...
Proposed changes to the Overseas Investment Act Amendment Bill – clarity or confusion?
The Select Committee has completed its deliberations on the Overseas Investment Act Amendment Bill...
Fair Pay Agreements
One of the more controversial labour law changes on the “to do list” of...
Responsibility for a breach of visa conditions falls both on the visa holder and the employer
Most employers will be aware of the importance of checking the visa of a...