Published 4th February 2019 by Richard Hearn, Corcoran French
Monday, 6 May 2019 is D-day
Last year saw many changes in the employment law sphere, with the Labour-led government delivering on promises of reform in this area. Of particular significance are the changes incorporated into the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018 that was passed late last year. These changes will affect both employers and employees.
Published 10th September 2018 by Jess Collett, Norris Ward McKinnon
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) adopted by the European Union (EU) came into effect on 25 May 2018 and applies globally.
Published 2nd July 2018 by Gillian Stuart, Aspiring Law
Questions you shouldn’t ask job applicants
An employment minefield. In the lead-up to the 2017 election, broadcaster Mark Richardson caused an uproar when he asked the then Leader of the Opposition, Jacinda Ardern, if she had plans to have children. The commonly-held view was that this question was outrageous. While a broadcaster has the liberty to ask a range of questions, an employer or potential employer cannot ask this.
Published 12th December 2017 by Sarah Heald, Dorrington Poole
The summer holiday period often sees a mix of casual and fixed-term employees working on the farm.
Published 27th November 2017 by Tanya Surrey, Mactodd
What’s yours is mine?
Published 29th May 2017 by Andrew Wallace, Lowndes Jordan
It will all come out in the wash: non-compliance with minimum employment standards. The Employment Relations Authority has imposed a significant penalty on Manukau Auto Valet Limited for its failure to pay minimum wages and/or holiday pay.
Published 9th December 2016 by Sarah Heald, Dorrington Poole
Many business have been, and will continue for some time to be, affected by the recent earthquakes. This causes complications for both employers and employees.
Published 11th March 2016 by Neil Dent, Gifford Devine
A new era begins
Published 11th March 2016 by Sarah Heald, Dorrington Poole
The government has made some changes to paid parental leave, with others to follow. It’s important you know how this will affect your staff and business.