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Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace

Filed under: Employment Law

The duty to ensure that the workplace is safe for employees falls on employers and management of any problems arising should be part of the risk management...

$34,000 for failure to put allegations

Filed under: Employment Law

The Employment Relations Authority has upheld a personal grievance claim for unjustified dismissal after an employee was dismissed by text without any...

National Employer Ordered to Pay Staff

Filed under: Employment Law

Have you ever called a team meeting outside of work hours? Or expected staff to arrive early to be briefed on work for the day? Expecting your staff...

Business Owner Banned from Hiring Staff

Filed under: Employment Law

A business owner has been banned from hiring employees, after being held responsible for serious breaches of employment provisions. Changes to the Employment...

Permanent, fixed term or casual employment

Filed under: Employment Law, Employment Agreements

The Employment Relations Authority has upheld a personal grievance for unjustified dismissal of a worker following confusion over the status of his employment...

Security firm unlawfully deducts wages from employee

Filed under: Employment Law, Employment Relationship Problems

Can a firm deduct your wages? Lawyer Carolyn Heaton discusses a case of unlawful wage deduction.

“Hobbit Law” working group

Filed under: Employment Law, Employment Relationship Problems

The Film Industry Working Group expected to recommend changes to the way workers are employed by mid 2018.

Airline ordered to pay $6,000 to employees for changing rosters without agreement

Filed under: Employment Law, Employment Relationship Problems, Employment Agreements

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) upheld Qantas employees concerns over changing rosters, ordering payments as a penalty for breaching the collective...

The new government and potential changes to the Study to Work pathway

Filed under: Employment Law, Immigration, Education

How will the recently changed government in New Zealand affect international students? Changes in immigration policy may impact on the Study to Work pathway....

Employers - what obligations do you have when an anonymous complaint is made by one employee against another?

Filed under: Employment Law, Employment Relationship Problems

Legal advice for employers about dealing with anonymous complaint made by staff about each other.

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