Workplace Law Newsletter: June

In the June edition of the Lane Neave Workplace Law Newsletter:

Three key ways HR can help fight cyber crime

Over the last 12 months, cyber-security has gained prominence as a Boardroom topic. Such an issue is not only to be dealt with at Board level; it is important to know that Human Resources have a key role too.

HR has an important role to play in helping organisations foil these types of attacks. It can do this on three levels:

  • Policies and processes
  • Education and training
  • Communications

Court of Appeal upholds unjustified dismissal

A national bus company has lost its appeal to the Court of Appeal after an employee bus driver, who was acquitted of sexually assaulting passengers, was found to have been unjustifiably dismissed in the Employment Court. The Court of Appeal declined leave on all three questions and the bus company was ordered to pay Mr Merennage’s costs for a standard application for leave to appeal.

Immigration – Changes to the Canterbury Skills Shortage List

There have been two recent developments with Immigration New Zealand (INZ). Firstly, there has recently been a major announcement by INZ regarding changes made to the Canterbury Skills Shortage List (CSSL). These changes came into effect on 9 May 2016. The other development is the going live of INZ’s new website. On the home page of the new website there is a section for employers including links to information on, amongst other things, hiring migrant workers and helping to settle migrant workers.

Workplace Law team

If you have any queries in respect of the above, or any other Workplace Law issues, please contact a member of Lane Neave’s Workplace Law team:

Employment: Andrew Shaw, Julia HurrenFiona McMillan, Jackie Behrnes, Siobhan Rastrick, Gwen Drewitt; Holly Swadel
Immigration: Mark Williams, Rachael Mason, Nicky Robertson, Hetish Lochan
ACC: Andrew Shaw
Health and Safety: Andrew Shaw, Julia HurrenFiona McMillan, Gwen Drewitt

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