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Employer Successful in Constructive Dismissal Case

Posted by on 16 May 2018 | 0 Comments

We have seen an increased occurrence of employees resigning and then raising a PG, stating that their resignation was constructive dismissal and unjustified.  In many instances they haven’t previously raised their concerns with their employer or the issues raised appeared minor with the employer believing each was addressed at the time as no further concern was raised by the employee.  However, post-resignation, the employee might list all of the minor issues trying to prove that a trend existed. They may even claim an illness that they believe resulted from issues in their employment. 

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Recent Employment Case Law Decisions

Posted by on 9 May 2018 | 0 Comments

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Recent employment case law decisions outlined below have resulted in our decision to not offer Employment Agreement Templates.

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Test Your Knowledge - The Privacy Act 1993

Posted by on 12 April 2018 | 0 Comments

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The purpose of the Privacy Act 1993 is to promote and protect individual privacy - in particular to establish principles on: collection, use, and disclosure of information relating to individuals and access by individuals to information held about them.

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Facebook Privacy Issues

Posted by on 12 April 2018 | 0 Comments

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The Privacy Commissioner published findings on 28 March 2018 from a recent investigation where they found Facebook was subject to the Privacy Act, but Facebook held the position that NZ’s Privacy Act did not apply.  These findings came after Facebook refused to provide an individual with access to their personal information held on the accounts of several other Facebook users.

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Equal Pay Claims to be Easier

Posted by on 7 March 2018 | 0 Comments

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There have been two significant pay equity announcements from the government in the last few days.

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Grievances from “Temps” May be Made Possible

Posted by on 7 March 2018 | 0 Comments

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Many employers use temp workers from agencies for various reasons. The employment relationship is between the agency and the employee, and as such the risk of personal grievances lies with the agency. This is proposed to change.

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Grievance Failed as Employee Didn’t Advise of Stress Early

Posted by on 7 March 2018 | 0 Comments

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While the obligation for Employers to ensure their employees’ health and safety at work is well established, the Employment Relations Authority recently reinforced that employees also had responsibilities towards ensuring their own safety in the workplace. 

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Dismissed by Text; Awarded $34,000

Posted by on 21 February 2018 | 0 Comments

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Cherie Elsegood was employed by her cousin, Nikki Connors, Principal for Propellor Property Investments Limited (Propellor) in 2014, where she worked for 3 years, initially as a contractor and then as an employee.  Ms Connors said that Ms Elsegood was generously remunerated, including that she was gifted a VW car.  Ms Elsegood was also offered the use of an apartment free of charge for the first two years, and the rent was then subsidised for the rest of her employment.  She shared the apartment with her cousin, Ms Connors.  Ms Elsegood was allowed to offset business expenses she incurred each month against the rent for the apartment.

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Easter Sunday is a Restricted Shop Trading Day (Nelson & Tasman)

Posted by on 21 February 2018 | 0 Comments

Law change on Easter Sunday shop trading

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