Have yourself a merry little Christmas…party

Employers and their staff need to have fun, but be conscious of the risks that can arise through social interaction outside of the workplace.… Read More

Beating bullying and harassment at work

Bullying and harassment of all kinds is an increasingly common workplace employment issue.… Read More

Pandemic sharpens paperwork focus

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus the importance of having well –considered, written and signed employment agreements. … Read More

Triangles, privacy and a pandemic: navigating employment law in 2020

This newsletter discusses restructuring your business during a pandemic, understanding just what a triangular employment relationship is and what it means for you as an employer, and your new obligations under the Privacy Act 2020.… Read More

Trading through COVID-19 Alert Level 3, 2 and beyond – what employers need to know

This article sets out some useful employment law information for those considering significant changes to their business, including restructuring  and redundancies, as well as answers to frequently asked questions.… Read More

COVID-19 update – information for Iwi, hapū whānau and Māori businesses

Some high-level guidance on the most common questions our clients are asking in relation to the impact of COVID-19 on their businesses and people, and a summary of the information currently available for Māori in particular.… Read More

Employment update: COVID-19 – What employers need to know

If your business has suffered an actual loss, or prospective downturn, you might be looking at temporary or longer-lasting options. This note sets out some high-level guidance on the most common questions our clients are asking.… Read More

Employment law: what’s ahead in 2020?

This newsletter wraps up the progression of several key pieces of employment legislation in 2019, what’s ahead in 2020, and what it all means for employers.… Read More

Time’s up for “free” compulsory overtime

A recent court decision has confirmed that overtime compensation applies to any employment agreement where an employee is “required” to work overtime. … Read More

Working mums (and dads) – what are my rights?

Returning to work after a period of parental leave can be daunting. Under the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act new mums and dads are entitled to a range of leave entitlements.… Read More

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