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    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...
    Parental Leave – When Does an Employee Occupy a “Key Position?” 20 Jul 2017
    Are you an employee looking to take a period of parental leave or, alternatively, an employer who has an employee intending to do so? You may be wondering what your Read more...
    Do all your Employees have Employment Agreements? 11 Jul 2017
    And do they comply?     A recent report from Statistics New Zealand suggests that nearly 1 in 10 employees do not have a written employment agreement. Of those who do have written 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...
    Workplace Bullying 09 Dec 2011
    Given the lack of comprehensive research into "Workplace bullying", it is difficult to assess the existence and/or prevalence of this phenomenon in New Zealand workplaces. Statutory recognition and protection from workplace Read more...
    90 Day Employment Trial Periods 09 Dec 2011
    The Employment Relations Amendment Act 2008 introduced new provisions into New Zealand's Employment Relations Act 2000 allowing employers who have fewer than 20 employees to terminate the employment of new Read more...
    Making an employee redundant or restructuring? A summary of some of the key employment law considerations. 09 Dec 2011
    When an employer is considering making an employee(s) redundant or restructuring job positions, it is important that an employer shows good faith to its employees. The employer needs to ensure that the redundancy Read more...
    Minimum Code For Employment Law In New Zealand 09 Dec 2011
    Although there is no minimum code as such in New Zealand Employment Law, there are certain rights that all New Zealand employers must honour in relation to their employees. (more…) Read more...
    Christchurch Earthquake Employment Law Continued 29 Mar 2011
    This is our third blog on employment law issues for those affected by the Christchurch Earthquake.  We answer the question: (more…) Read more...