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Pay as you go holiday pay

Filed under: Employment Law, Employment Relationship Problems, Employment Agreements, Personal Grievances, Redundancy

Normally, holiday pay can only be paid to an employee in New Zealand if they take annual leave, cash in annual leave (a maximum of one week per year may...

What happens if I don’t give notice when I resign?

Filed under: Contract Law, Employment Law, Employment Relationship Problems, Employment Agreements, Personal Grievances

When resigning from a job, an employee may ask what their employer can do if they don’t give the notice that is required by their employment agreement....

Employment agreements and discrimination

Filed under: Contract Law, Employment Law, Employment Relationship Problems, Employment Agreements, Personal Grievances, Human Rights

In New Zealand, the Human Rights Act 1993 and Employment Relations Act 2000 makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an employee (or potential...

Abandonment of employment

Filed under: Contract Law, Employment Law, Employment Relationship Problems, Employment Agreements, Personal Grievances

Abandonment of employment is a concept in New Zealand case law (it’s not specifically covered by legislation) where an employer can declare an employee’s...

Employers should proactively provide rest breaks: Case

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

The legal requirement for employers to provide employees with rest and meal breaks in New Zealand is covered by Part 6D of the Employment Relations Act...

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...

Checking references when recruiting a new employee

Filed under: Criminal Charges, Employment Law, Employment Relationship Problems, Employment Agreements, Personal Grievances, Immigration, Privacy

When an employer is hiring a new employee, it’s important to carry out reference checks before confirming an offer of employment. Many employers also...

Work emails: Privacy, pitfalls and porn

Filed under: Employment Law, Employment Relationship Problems, Employment Agreements, Personal Grievances, Information Technology, Media, Privacy

Email has become an essential work tool for many people, but providing employees with email can be a double-edged sword, as numerous employers are finding....

Privacy law for employers in New Zealand

Filed under: Employment Law, Employment Relationship Problems, Employment Agreements, Personal Grievances, Media, Privacy

Every so often we hear stories in the media about major privacy breaches, not uncommonly on the part of a public sector organisation. These media ‘storms’...

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...

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