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Sentencing under the Health & Safety at Work Act 2015

Filed under: Workplace Injuries

Stumpmaster v Worksafe NZ (9 August 2018) is the High Court’s first (and long-awaited) decision on the correct approach to sentencing for offences under...

Big Fines for Flooring Collapses

Filed under: Workplace Injuries

In August 2013 a Melbourne construction company and director were fined nearly $900,000 when a makeshift floor collapsed after being overloaded with materials,...

Training for health and safety

Filed under: Accident Compensation, Workplace Injuries, Employment Law

Training is an essential element in ensuring the health and safety of employees and others while at work. For this reason, a requirement to provide employees...

Supervision for health and safety

Filed under: Accident Compensation, Workplace Injuries, Employment Law

Adequate supervision is an essential element in ensuring the health and safety of employees and others while at work. For this reason, a requirement to...

Proposed changes to employment law

Filed under: Workplace Injuries, Employment Law, Employment Relationship Problems, Employment Agreements, Personal Grievances, Redundancy, Mediation, Privacy

At the last election, the Government committed to making changes to employment law. Its proposals were published in June 2013, in the form of the Employment...

First aid at work

Filed under: Accident Compensation, Workplace Injuries, Employment Law, Health

If someone is hurt in an emergency or accident at work, immediate first aid treatment could mean the difference between life and death. This means that...

Can an employer get medical information from an employee’s doctor?

Filed under: Workplace Injuries, Employment Law, Employment Relationship Problems, Employment Agreements, Personal Grievances, Human Rights, Mental Health, Privacy

Situations sometimes arise where an employer needs information about an employee’s medical condition or claim of ill health. For example, if they’ve been...

How can I reduce my ACC levies?

Filed under: Accident Compensation, Workplace Injuries, Employment Law, Tax, Insurance

Every employer, self-employed person, and earner pays an ACC levy to cover the cost of injuries under New Zealand’s accident compensation scheme. These...

Protective clothing and equipment

Filed under: Workplace Injuries, Employment Law

New Zealand employers have a wide range of duties under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 (HSE Act). These include providing employee with suitable...

Injured workers: paying first week compensation

Filed under: Accident Compensation, Workplace Injuries, Employment Law

If an employee is injured at work and is unable to work as a result, their employer (not ACC) is responsible for paying them during their first week (or...

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