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It’s time for WorkSafe to work harder to protect mental health
WorkSafe recently did something quite novel: it issued an improvement notice to Te Aroha College, informing the school that it had breached health and safety laws by failing to...
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OPC releases position on biometrics regulation
On 7 October 2021, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) released its paper...
‘Reconnecting’ New Zealand to the World from 1 May 2022
On Wednesday 24 November the New Zealand Government made the long-awaited announcements around timing...
Bill proposes to extend time for personal grievance for sexual harassment
On 21 October 2021 MP Deborah Russell’s Employment Relations (Extended Time for Personal Grievance...
The 2021 Resident Visa – finer policy review
Immigration New Zealand have recently released the full policy that applies to the new...
Court of Appeal provides welcome clarity on discretionary payments under Holidays Act
Employers can now breathe a sigh of relief when it comes to discretionary payments...
Australian Health Department charged for H&S breaches leading to COVID outbreak
On 22 October 2021, the Health Department from the Victorian State in Australia, faced...
Traffic light system and mandating vaccinations in the workplace
Employment law in the COVID-19 space is moving at warp speed, and we are...
Discussion Document: ‘Towards a Digital Strategy for Aotearoa’
The ‘Towards a Digital Strategy for Aotearoa’ Discussion Document was released on 6 October...
Adapting the legal landscape for UAVs
In an earlier article we wrote about the Ministry of Transport’s Discussion Document Enabling Drone...
Digital Identity Services Trust Framework Bill introduced
On 29 September 2021, the Digital Identity Services Trust Framework Bill (Bill) was introduced...
Immigration news round-up
It’s been another interesting week of developments in the world of immigration and so...
COVID-19: risking it all
There has been much speculation about COVID-19 vaccine mandates for health and childcare workers...
No jab, no job: what does the authority have to say?
So far, we have three decisions from the Employment Relations Authority (Authority) on whether...
Boutique Wellington law firm to join Lane Neave
Wellington-based boutique dispute resolution firm, Bell & Co., is to join national law firm,...
Residence visas for all – kicking the can down the road
In (another) shocking change of direction, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) have released high-level details...
Small trade contracts to be subject to the unfair contract terms regime
On 16 August 2021 the Fair Trading Amendment Bill received Royal Assent. Now the Fair Trading...
Ban on unconscionable conduct in trade to take effect in 2022
Last month the Fair Trading Amendment Bill passed into law. Now the Fair Trading...
Employers and privacy: first compliance notice issued
In a move that is a stark reminder to employers of their obligations when...