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Duncan Cotterill
Recent health and safety sentencing decision highlights how critical the proper training of workers can be in a workplace.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
In October 2017, the Labour Party (led by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern) was sworn into Parliament as New Zealand's new government. As this is the first change in government ...
Chapman Tripp
This article outlines some of the obstacles in implementing an ESOP plan and some of the factors involved in plan design.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
Article summarises most significant changes proposed by Employment Relations Amendment Bill.
Duncan Cotterill
Employers need to be aware of the increase in compensatory awards for hurt and humiliation. 
Wynn Williams Lawyers
Employers need to consult with employees and obtain their consent before introducing the collection of biometric data.
Cavell Leitch
If you are a business, commercial property owner, landlord or tenant under a commercial lease, you will need to comply.
Cavell Leitch
The name given to an employment relationship will not necessarily be determinative of the relationship in law. .
Wynn Williams Lawyers
Our laws should reflect the reality of modern business practices, but protect an employee's right to a work/life balance.
Cavell Leitch
In heated situations, seek advice regarding the validity of resignations or the possibility of an unintentional dismissal. .
Cavell Leitch
The penalties handed out for breaching the HSWA are large, and could cripple a business, particularly small operators.
Duncan Cotterill
The proposals focus on two key areas: employee rights and union rights, and mostly a roll-back of previous changes.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
The Government announced that 90 day trial periods will be prohibited for any business that employs over 19 employees.
Chapman Tripp
The legislation is not currently available, but Labour's proposed changes should not cause most businesses much concern.
Duncan Cotterill
Before the Christmas leave period, NZ employers should ensure they are meeting their obligations under the Holidays Act.
Duncan Cotterill
All coalition parties favour a policy shift towards greater employee rights, so employers should be prepared for change.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
Employers and employees need to be aware of their rights and obligations in relation to these changes to parental leave.
Duncan Cotterill
The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 has significantly reformed prosecutions in New Zealand's health and safety regime.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
The period before Christmas and New Year is often when employers identify employment issues and future staffing needs.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
This article helps with the recruitment process – from advertising the role to offering employment to the top candidate.
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Cavell Leitch
If you are a business, commercial property owner, landlord or tenant under a commercial lease, you will need to comply.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
Our laws should reflect the reality of modern business practices, but protect an employee's right to a work/life balance.
Cavell Leitch
The name given to an employment relationship will not necessarily be determinative of the relationship in law. .
Wynn Williams Lawyers
Article summarises most significant changes proposed by Employment Relations Amendment Bill.
Duncan Cotterill
Employers need to be aware of the increase in compensatory awards for hurt and humiliation. 
Wynn Williams Lawyers
Employers need to consult with employees and obtain their consent before introducing the collection of biometric data.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
The Government announced that 90 day trial periods will be prohibited for any business that employs over 19 employees.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
This article outlines when you may need to focus on training and development in the performance management of staff.
Cavell Leitch
In heated situations, seek advice regarding the validity of resignations or the possibility of an unintentional dismissal. .
Cavell Leitch
Employees taking excessive amounts of sick leave over and above the statutory entitlements can cause numerous problems.
Cavell Leitch
The penalties handed out for breaching the HSWA are large, and could cripple a business, particularly small operators.
Duncan Cotterill
All coalition parties favour a policy shift towards greater employee rights, so employers should be prepared for change.
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