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Pay equity legislation moves through Parliament
As this legislation moves through Parliament, employers should consider if pay equity may be an issue in their industry.
New Zealand
24 Jun 2019
Misconduct outside the workplace - 5 takeaways from the Israel Folau case, from a NZ perspective
These points examine the Israel Folau case from a NZ perspective- was the behaviour unacceptable if it was outside work?
New Zealand
6 Jun 2019
Reasons for dismissal are private – even if already widely known
The employer should not disclose the reasons for dismissal of an employee and should decline to comment if asked.
New Zealand
27 Mar 2018
Higher compensatory awards for personal grievances
Employers need to be aware of the increase in compensatory awards for hurt and humiliation. 
New Zealand
27 Mar 2018
BBC gender salary gap highlights need for NZ employers to re-evaluate pay
Under proposed changes, NZ employees could make a pay equity claim if they consider there is a disparity in pay for work.
New Zealand
2 Aug 2017
Workplace bullying - also a health and safety problem
This case was a reminder that health and safety laws can extend beyond the prevention of accidents in the workplace.
New Zealand
20 Sep 2016
Court of Appeal scales back rules for employment investigations
This decision is significant because it clarifies employer expectations when carrying out employment investigations.
New Zealand
15 Sep 2016
Workplace bullying – what are my obligations?
An employer's failure to deal with bullying could lead to legal liability, and an employee could face personal liablity.
New Zealand
1 May 2016
Discrimination is a word that is often misused
Legally speaking, discrimination only occurs when the treatment is one of 13 protected grounds in the Human Rights Act.
New Zealand
18 Feb 2016
Managers set tone of the workplace
Chief executives and managers set the workplace tone and culture, and lead from the top in terms of appropriate conduct.
New Zealand
26 Nov 2014
Age discrimination - How old is too old?
Employers should review all hiring and employment practices and processes to ensure they are not unlawfully age biased.
New Zealand
27 Oct 2014
Workplace bullying under the microscope
WorkSafe NZ has recently issued guidelines to assist on how to define, prevent and respond to bullying in the workplace.
New Zealand
21 Mar 2014
Take care when dealing with job applicants - avoiding allegations of unlawful discrimination
A recent New Zealand case shows how businesses risk unlawful discrimination claims from their dealings with job applicants.
New Zealand
13 Aug 2013
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