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

Proud to sponsor ANZ’s Quiz Night to support the Northland Cancer Society

WRMK were proud gold sponsors of ANZ’s Annual Quiz Night to raise funds for the Northland Cancer Society on Friday 23 August.… 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

Health and safety: large fines for simple mistakes

Health and Safety is often looked at as a compliance cost, or a hindrance. It’s harder to dismiss when a failure to take it seriously results in a death, and over $700,000 in fines and payments from the business.… Read More

WRMK Lawyers pull above their weight

The WRMK Lawyers team took part in the Whangarei South Rotary Club Fire Engine Pull on 6 April, to raise funds for the refurbishment of Domain Lodge.… Read More

Congratulations to our newly promoted lawyers

Congratulations to Simon Davies-Colley and Heidi Mackey on their promotions to Senior Associate and Senior Lawyer respectively, effective 1 April 2019.… Read More

When employees’ misconduct or bad behaviour matters

When an employer fires an employee for misconduct but gets the process wrong, the first thing they tend to ask us is “Doesn’t the employee’s bad behaviour matter at all?”.… Read More

Relocatable houses – making sure your dream home arrives safe and sound

With property prices around the country reaching record highs, many people are looking to relocatable houses as a faster or more cost-effective option.… Read More

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