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

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

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

A cautionary tale: calculating annual leave under the Holidays Act 2003

The 2020 Employment Court decision in Metropolitan Glass & Glazing Ltd v Labour Inspector, MBIE contains some important lessons for employers and employees alike.… Read More

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

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