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

WRMK welcomes Pera Paniora to the firm

We’re delighted to welcome lawyer Ihapera (Pera) Paniora to our Dargaville team.… Read More

Knowing and navigating the 90-day trial period

90-day trial period laws were introduced some years ago now and employers should have the hang of them.  However, we still see plenty of cases where employers are getting it wrong.… Read More

Employment law: change is the new constant

We are in a period of significant uncertainty for both employers and employees. This article takes stock of what has changed, and looks ahead at what is likely to come.… Read More

Welcome to the June edition of eConnect

In this issue: employment matters, the Privacy Bill 2018 and land covenants.… Read More

Swearing at your boss – can you fire a potty-mouthed employee?

With any employee misbehaviour – take a moment to cool off and consider how serious the behaviour actually was (and follow a fair process).… Read More

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