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Restraint of Trade: Worth the Paper it is Written on?

Posted by on 20 June 2017 | 0 Comments

Many employers want to include a restraint of trade in their employment agreements in an attempt to protect their business’s propriety interests such as clients, employees, and commercially sensitive information. However, there is a tension between the employer’s desire and the employee’s fundamental right of the freedom to work and earn a living. For the most part, if the restraint unduly impinges on the employee’s ability to earn a living then the restraint will not be enforceable. 

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Updated Guides for Preventing & Responding to Bullying at Work 

Posted by on 18 June 2017 | 0 Comments

Does your workplace’s risk/hazard register identify the potential risks to health and safety of unacceptable behaviours e.g. bullying, discrimination or harassment?  One control you might include could be to review with your staff and make available to them, WorkSafe New Zealand’s guides and information about these behaviours and how to prevent and respond to them at work.

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Unjustifiably Dismissed but no Award Given

Posted by on 18 June 2017 | 0 Comments

A Wellington restaurant has been found to have unjustifiably dismissed its former head chef, even though the chef had attempted to sell methamphetamine to co-workers.

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