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    Selected topic: Employment

    Keeping on the right side of the (Employment) Law – what do Employers need to do? 24 Sep 2018
    Employers and employees are legally required to deal with each in “good faith” during their employment relationship.   But what does this actually mean for employers?  What do they need to Read more...
    Changes ahead for Employment Law in 2018 09 Apr 2018
      The new Government has proposed changes to employment law and this article discusses just some of the key ones which will likely come into force soon. The Employment Relations Amendment Read more...
    Employment Issues – Restraint of Trade and Conflict of Interest Clauses 16 Oct 2017
    Restraint of Trade and Conflict of Interest Clauses Restraint of Trade Clauses   There is a legal assumption that a restraint of trade is unenforceable unless the employer can prove they have a Read more...
    Employee or contractor 30 May 2013
    You may have hired a worker as a contractor or have begun working as a contractor, but the Courts may see the relationship differently to you. Instead, the Court may Read more...
    Trial Periods – A Further Update – The Importance of giving an employee time to take advice 04 Mar 2013
    The law around 90 day trial periods continues to develop. We have previously posted articles on the importance of having an employee sign their employment agreement before their first day Read more...
    Trial Periods – Updated – the Importance of Employees agreeing to a Trial Period before accepting Employment 03 Aug 2012
    In June 2012 we posted an article highlighting the importance of employers, who want to rely on a 90 day trial period, ensuring that all new employees sign their employment Read more...
    Dealing with workplace stress 09 Jun 2012
    Stress claims at work arise in a variety of situations. (more…) Read more...
    Trial Periods – The Importance of a Prior Signed Employment Agreement 09 Jun 2012
    From 1 April 2011 all employers are able to employ new employees on a trial period of up to 90 calendar days. This means that, subject to certain conditions, an Read more...
    Key Concepts under the Employment Relations Act 09 Dec 2011
    New Zealand's Employment Relations Act 2000 is designed to recognise and address the perceived inherent imbalance of power in the employment relationship by promoting collective organisation of employees and collective Read more...
    Employment Relations Act 2000 09 Dec 2011
    New Zealand's Employment Relations Act 2000 aims to build productive employment relationships through the promotion of mutual trust and confidence in all aspects of the employment environment. (more…) Read more...