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Distinguishing between employees and independent contractors
The Employment Relations Authority looks at the real nature of the employment relationship and applies a number of tests.
New Zealand
26 Jul 2019
On, or off the clock?: A work-life balance for employees
If an employer wishes to rely on requiring an employee to work overtime, then it must provide reasonable compensation.
New Zealand
6 Jun 2019
The use of probationary periods
Article discusses the legal obligations imposed around probationary periods.
New Zealand
21 May 2019
The use of probationary periods in employment
A probationary period enables an employer to assess the suitability of an employee in skills, diligence and personality.
New Zealand
19 May 2019
Government passes changes to employment relations law
The changes will have significance for all employers, so they should review employment agreements to ensure compliance.
New Zealand
13 Dec 2018
Is it time to review your employment agreements?
If your business is considering changes, then you should look at employment agreements and any review or change clauses.
New Zealand
21 Sep 2018
What is going on around your water cooler? Finding love at work
Employers need to be alive to managing the work environment, to ensure that personal relationships don't become toxic.
New Zealand
27 Apr 2018
90 day trial periods – soon to change for some employers
The Government announced that 90 day trial periods will be prohibited for any business that employs over 19 employees.
New Zealand
27 Jan 2018
New Years resolutions about staffing and employment issues - start the process now
The period before Christmas and New Year is often when employers identify employment issues and future staffing needs.
New Zealand
3 Nov 2017
Legal dos and donts when hiring a new employee
This article helps with the recruitment process – from advertising the role to offering employment to the top candidate.
New Zealand
20 Oct 2017
Disruption to work as a result of the 14 November earthquake and aftershocks
Where work has been disrupted, operators may need guidance on how to continue employing those who rely on them for work.
New Zealand
21 Mar 2017
Discretionary misconceptions - bonus payments in the employment relationship
An employer, when using a discretionary bonus clause, is bound to exercise its discretion to the employee in good faith.
New Zealand
22 Nov 2013
Restraints of trade in employment in a competitive market
A carefully drafted restraint of trade in an employment agreement should prevent any competition with a future employer.
New Zealand
21 Nov 2013
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