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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
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
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
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
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
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
New health and safety regime from 4 April 2016
The new regime aims to encourage a pro-active and participative health and safety culture in the New Zealand workforce.
New Zealand
1 Sep 2015
Changes to the Health and Safety Reform Bill
These proposed amendments, with more to be introduced, aim to deliver workplace safety without unnecessary red tape.
New Zealand
11 Aug 2015
Double jeopardy for workplace accident?
This employer incurred penalties from two different authorities under two different laws for the same workplace accident.
New Zealand
30 Jul 2015
Big changes to Health & Safety Reform Bill with more to come
This article is a quick summary of the key changes to the Health & Safety Reform Bill, proposed by the Select Committee,
New Zealand
28 Jul 2015
Small change, big deal: compensation for personal injuries
This change will be particularly relevant in prosecutions for workplace accidents where a company is found liable.
New Zealand
25 Nov 2014
The new health and safety regime in detail
Important detail on how the new Health and Safety at Work Act will perform in the workplace is now available.
New Zealand
3 Jun 2014
Health and Safety Reform Bill under the microscope
The article summarises the Bill's contents and identifies the refinements in response to the exposure draft feedback.
New Zealand
20 Mar 2014
Employee stupidity does not reduce onus on employer - High Court
The employee's carelessness at work did not exonerate the employer when it came to a health and safety prosecution.
New Zealand
12 Sep 2013
New Bill gives green light to Pike River health & safety recommendations
A new Bill has been introduced to Parliament to implement recommendations of the Pike River Royal Commission of Inquiry
New Zealand
1 Jul 2013
Appeal Court to employers – don't mess with the labour inspectorate
The Appeal Court reaffirmed labour inspectorate powers and employer obligations to cooperate with HSEA investigations.
New Zealand
15 Jun 2013
Submissions called on new mine safety regulations
The legacy of the Pike River coal mine tragedy will be a much more comprehensive mining health and safety regime.
New Zealand
30 May 2013
Health and safety guide produced for directors
This new set of good governance guidelines aims to promote a better workplace health and safety culture in New Zealand.
New Zealand
23 May 2013
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