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Fair Pay Agreements – the model proposed
The Bolger-led tripartite Working Group produced a set of recommendations to design a Fair Pay Agreement (FPA) system.
New Zealand
7 Feb 2019
Sound health and safety guidance from pioneer case
The case, concerning a fatality in a kiwifruit orchard, provided helpful guidance on the extent of the duty of care.
New Zealand
16 Aug 2018
New tax rules for employee share schemes
Companies with, and thinking of adopting, an ESS as part of their remuneration package should review their arrangements.
New Zealand
2 Apr 2018
Creating a win-win employee share plan
This article outlines some of the obstacles in implementing an ESOP plan and some of the factors involved in plan design.
New Zealand
31 Mar 2018
SME test returned for 90-day rule: Labour's proposed employment relations amendments
The legislation is not currently available, but Labour's proposed changes should not cause most businesses much concern.
New Zealand
27 Jan 2018
The first 100 days of Labour - for workplace law, immigration
This article looks closely at the detail and timing of the changes that can be expected from the new Labour government.
New Zealand
23 Oct 2017
What is at stake on 23 September (NZ elections) for workplace law, immigration
Workforce policy has always been a key area of difference between Labour and National and is again during this campaign.
New Zealand
6 Sep 2017
First sentence under new health & safety regime shows much higher penalties
The outcome of the case has been keenly awaited because it was the first successful prosecution under the new Act.
New Zealand
27 Aug 2017
Health and safety liability risks in earthquake-prone building regime
The new earthquake-prone building regime carries potentially serious health and safety implications.
New Zealand
20 Aug 2017
New employee share scheme tax rules – its time to review your scheme
The proposed new tax rules make significant changes to the taxation of ESS, particularly conditional share schemes.
New Zealand
9 Apr 2017
Workplace Watch: Issue 14, April 2017
Workplace Watch tracks legislative, regulatory and judicial developments in relation to the workplace.
New Zealand
9 Apr 2017
First use of important new health and safety tool
WorkSafe's acceptance of the enforceable undertaking opens a new chapter in New Zealand's health and safety regime.
New Zealand
7 Apr 2017
Importance of on-going compliance: changes for KiwiSaver annual statement information
Recent policy decisions change the information KiwiSaver providers need to give to investors in their annual statements.
New Zealand
29 Dec 2016
Australian boss fined AUD$12,500 for workplace bullying
He has also suffered significant reputational damage as the case has been reported in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
New Zealand
28 Nov 2016
Feedback sought on use of retirement savings in bankruptcy
MBIE is proposing law changes after the Court ruled that KiwiSaver funds are beyond the reach of the Official Assignee.
New Zealand
28 Nov 2016
Second consultation round on taxation of employee share schemes
Inland Revenue has released an update on proposals to reform the tax treatment of employee share schemes.
New Zealand
11 Sep 2016
Employee fault no effect on employer liability
Although the worker in question freely accepted that he was responsible for the incident, the employer was found liable.
New Zealand
15 Jul 2016
Employee share scheme reform – with more to come
The article explains the new tax law changes and summarises the reform proposals the IRD has put up for discussion.
New Zealand
13 Jun 2016
Hefty fine for health and safety breach in Australia
A recent decision decision provides some potential insight into circumstances where an officer will attract liability.
New Zealand
15 May 2016
Employment standards get a shake up
Employers need to think about potential implications, as all new employment agreements will have to comply immediately.
New Zealand
24 Feb 2016
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