Immigration

Trial periods and how to get them right
The future for trial periods is uncertain.  As drafted, the Employment Relations Amendment Bill 2018 will mean only employers with “fewer than 20 employees at the beginning of the...
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Changes to remuneration requirements on 26 November – Skilled Migrant (Resident Visa) and Essential Skills (Work Visa)
Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has announced changes to the remuneration thresholds associated with both...
Employer update – INZ increase fees and seek submissions for skill shortage review
Increase in immigration fees and levies – 5 November Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has...
Employees, social media and bringing the employer in to disrepute
As the role of social media in everyday life becomes more prevalent, the grey...
Fixed term agreements – what is a genuine reason based on reasonable grounds?
Fixed term agreements are a handy tool for employers who don’t require a permanent...
The dos and don’ts of pre employment screening
Employers often want to know what they can and can’t ask in job applications...
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...