Public sector wage freeze could backfire

Public sector wage freeze may result in workplace churn, disengaged public servants, writes David Grindle.… Read More

The minimum wage has gone up – don’t get caught short

On 1 April 2021 the standard adult minimum wage in New Zealand increased again from $18.90 to $20.00 per hour.… Read More

Am I in a de facto relationship?

In a de facto relationship, there can be significant financial implications if you separate or one partner passes away. Are you in one?… Read More

Jabs and Jobs: Vaccinating workers against COVID-19

There are many businesses who will want everyone in the workplace to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Can an employer in NZ make vaccination mandatory like other health and safety requirements?… Read More

What is a contracting out agreement (AKA a Pre-Nup)?

When, why and how you should create a contracting out, or pre-nuptial, agreement.… Read More

What are the new tax rules for landlords?

Government announces changes to bright-line test and interest deductions on residential property income.… Read More

Employees who don’t fit in

The workplace is better if everyone enjoys what they do and the people they work with. Here’s what you can do about an employee who is bringing the team down.… Read More

WRMK’s youngest Director named a Rising Star by NZ Lawyer Magazine

WRMK Director Simon Davies-Colley has been named to the 2021 Rising Stars List, compiled annually by NZ Lawyer magazine.… Read More

Privacy when working from home: what’s an employer to do?

Employers should be wary about breaching their privacy obligations when conducting pre-employment checks or giving references.… Read More

The Privacy Act 2020: what you need to know

The Privacy Act 2020 strengthens privacy protections by promoting early intervention and risk management by agencies, and enhances the role of the Privacy Commissioner.… Read More

Minimum wage payments during a Level 4 lockdown – what you need to know

The Employment Court recently considered a discrete issue about whether employees at home are entitled to receive the minimum wage during the lockdown period.… Read More

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