New Health & Safety Bill Introduced to Parliament

The Government's "Working Safer" package aims to significantly reform New Zealand's Health and Safety law. One of the most fundamental components of this change will be the introduction of entirely new legislation. This will replace the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 (HSE).

The introduction of this new Bill is the first steps towards achieving the new Act. The Bill introduces a range of new concepts not previously seen before in the HSE. Employers, directors and others will need to appreciate the ramifications for them if the Bill becomes law.

Disclosure of Job Candidate Information

A recent decision of the Human Rights Review Tribunal contains significant developments for employers over their obligations to withhold and disclose private information.

The decision, Waters v Alpine Energy Limited, has allowed an unsuccessful job candidate to view information regarding the recruitment process, including CV's of other candidates. This has caused a stir in the industry

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