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Redundancy – Moving Through the Maze

Posted by on 23 September 2015 | 0 Comments

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The word “Redundancy” is one that often brings a feeling of foreboding for employer and employee alike.  With the emotional impact, plus the need to handle the process correctly, it is no wonder many employers are reluctant to take this path despite their business signalling the need for change. 

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Employer Found Not to Have Used Religion as Selection Criteria for Redundancy

Posted by on 22 September 2015 | 0 Comments

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A man alleged he was selected for redundancy from his job at an Auckland glass company because he was not a member of the Brethren Church.

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Closing or selling your business?

Posted by on 21 September 2015 | 0 Comments

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We see many employers who decide to close down or sell their business and haven’t realised their good faith obligations extend to consulting with their employees before they make the final decision. 

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Redundancy selection methods under scrutiny

Posted by on 10 July 2013 | 0 Comments

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As employers become familiar with the requirement to follow selection processes specified in their employment agreements and otherwise consult over the selection methods used in a restructuring process, the Employment Court has delivered a judgement (in Gilbert v Transfield Service (New Zealand) Ltd [2013]) that encourages employers to take another look at the selection tools they may use in a restructure process. 

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