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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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Stronger Protection for Whistleblowers Proposed

Posted by on 20 February 2018 | 0 Comments

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The Protected Disclosures Act (known as the Whistleblowers Act), is to be reviewed by the Labour-led government. State Service Minister Chris Hipkins has said "It is crucial that employees feel safe to report cases of serious misconduct.” This review affects both the private and public sector.

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Employment Relations Amendment Bill

Posted by on 1 February 2018 | 0 Comments

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The first wave of changes to legislation in the employment arena were announced last week. There was nothing unexpected, except for possibly the usefulness of NZ First to act as a hand brake for more widespread changes.

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Changing Legislation – The Parliamentary Process in Brief

Posted by on 1 February 2018 | 0 Comments

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Changing legislation takes time. Here is a very brief explanation of the process.

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Election Result Impact

Posted by on 23 October 2017 | 0 Comments

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With a Labour led government there will be changes on the employment law landscape. Labour’s pre-election manifesto makes for some very concerning reading if you are an employer. I can only hope Winston Peters right leaning tendencies will serve as a bit of a handbrake on some of the more extreme policies. 

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Employment Agreements Require Updates Now

Posted by on 20 March 2017 | 0 Comments

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We encourage you to update your employment agreements immediately as last years amendments to the Employment Relations Act are due to come into force for existing employees very soon. The new requirements, which relate to working hours, cancellation of shifts and restrictions on secondary employment, will apply from 1 April, 2017. The wording of some clauses in your current employment agreements may become ineffective from this date.

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Legislation Changes Ahead

Posted by on 31 March 2016 | 0 Comments

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Minimum Wage Increase

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Legislation Updates

Posted by on 23 June 2015 | 0 Comments

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Health & Safety Reform Bill delay:

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Legislation Changes set for March 2015

Posted by on 2 December 2014 | 0 Comments

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Employment Relations Amendment Act 2014 which will come into force on 6 March 2015. The key changes include:

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