Articles: Employment Law

Zero Hour Contracts (17 November 2017)

Can I take clients with me? (03 November 2017)

A costly mis-steak? (27 October 2017)

A Lesson on Suspension (20 October 2017)

Restructuring - genuine proposals must be considered (06 October 2017)

When being yourself amounts to serious misconduct (22 September 2017)

Paying the price for bullying (15 September 2017)

Process, process, process (08 September 2017)

Tit for Tat (01 September 2017)

What is a Legal Executive? (23 August 2017)

Decisions, decisions, decisions (23 August 2017)

Employment Obligations - Time for a Warrant of Fitness (18 August 2017)

Process, process. process (11 August 2017)

I hereby offer you employment (20 July 2017)

The Great Fish & Chip Incident of 2007 (07 July 2017)

ACC for Employers (07 July 2017)

Who is recording you? (30 June 2017)

Dismissed for taking a muesli bar from a kid (16 June 2017)

Death to 'management speak' (02 June 2017)

Snacks, Shoes & Supression (26 May 2017)

When a close shave gets a little too close (19 May 2017)

Lesson for employers - 90 days, no exceptions (12 May 2017)

Keep calm and make good decisions (05 May 2017)

Did I Say That Out Loud? (28 April 2017)

Employee pays employer for breach of Agreement (07 April 2017)

The Vulnerable Children's Act and Safety Checking the Children's Workforce (31 March 2017)

Does swearing at your boss justify dismissal? (17 March 2017)

Service Tenancies - What you should know (10 March 2017)

Changes to the Skills Shortage List (24 February 2017)

Tea bags and other assorted irritations (17 February 2017)

U r fired (Fire emoji) - How not to dismiss employees (10 February 2017)

Mitigation & Contribution (Part 2) (03 February 2017)

Mitigation & Contribution (Part 1) (20 January 2017)

Government push to address pay equity (30 December 2016)

Failure to Acknowledge Family Relationship Unfair (16 December 2016)

Attempt to accommodate accident was acceptable (05 December 2016)

Frustration in the Employment Setting (25 November 2016)

Does extra work require extra pay? (18 November 2016)

The Girl with the Straightened Hair (11 November 2016)

Cancelling shifts - what you need to know (01 November 2016)

One Garlic Naan with a side of Exploitation please (21 October 2016)

Relief Carers Not Homeworkers (10 October 2016)

Trial and probationary periods - know the difference (23 September 2016)

Circumstances do change (05 September 2016)

There's no such thing as instant termination (02 September 2016)

When performance doesn't meet expectations (26 August 2016)

Employee snooping (19 August 2016)

The cost of bullying - a cautionary tale (12 August 2016)

Restructuring and redeployment of employees (20 June 2016)

Sloppy Disciplinary Process for Sloppy Worker (03 June 2016)

Sleeping on the job (30 May 2016)

Do looks trump intelligence? (23 May 2016)

When a casual employee becomes permanent (16 May 2016)

Bullying or just unpleasant behaviour? (09 May 2016)

Does taking an unauthorised holiday equal abandonment of your job? (04 May 2016)

Redundancy - basic requirements (15 April 2016)

Good Faith - breach it at your peril (01 April 2016)

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes (11 March 2016)

Trial Period clauses - beware of ambiguity (29 January 2016)

Is obesity a disability in the workplace? (26 December 2015)

What employers wish they could ask in a job interview (19 December 2015)

Fired Because iHad an iPad (05 December 2015)

$13,000 for Nine Days Work (28 November 2015)

When venting on Facebook could have you fined (16 November 2015)

Losing the Employment Agreement (and the case) (26 September 2015)

Take a deep breath (12 September 2015)

Retirement and the aging workforce (15 August 2015)

Constructive Dismissal: Hard to Prove (08 August 2015)

Employees must also act in good faith (01 August 2015)

Employers must give sufficient time to seek advice (25 July 2015)

Trial Periods - why you have to get them right (18 July 2015)

Musings - things that annoy me (04 July 2015)

Pike River: What have we learnt? (19 June 2015)

Redundancy; Not a substitute for Performance Management (13 June 2015)

Drug & Alcohol testing - rights and obligations (06 June 2015)

Compliance issues in the dairy industry (30 May 2015)

No, I will not pee in your pottle. (23 May 2015)

Trial Periods - Get it right (16 May 2015)

Are you a contractor or an employee? (11 May 2015)

The Mondayisation of ANZAC Day (25 April 2015)

Good faith - employees must show it too (18 April 2015)

Exploitation of Immigrants (04 April 2015)

Redundancy is not the solution for poor performance (28 March 2015)

Where Health & Safety and Employment Law meet (21 March 2015)

Failure to attend counselling leads to dismissal (16 March 2015)

Serious Misconduct is a serious matter (07 March 2015)

'Stoned' preschool teacher wins payout (28 February 2015)

ACC changes - employers may pay (21 February 2015)

Restraints of Trade (14 February 2015)

Workplace Health & Safety changes apply to everybody (07 February 2015)

Deductions from final pay (24 January 2015)

90 Day Trial Periods - Get them right (17 January 2015)

Dismissal for misconduct: flawless procedure from The Warehouse (20 December 2014)

Redundancies - get the facts right (15 December 2014)

The Camp Manager's dismissal (06 December 2014)

Herd Manager (21 November 2014)

Fairness and respect go a long way (15 November 2014)

Human Rights must be taken seriously (08 November 2014)

Drugs and Dismissal (04 November 2014)

We never wore helmets in my day (01 November 2014)

Your workplace is not a pick-up joint (25 October 2014)

The Perils of Facebook (18 October 2014)

The pitfalls of 90 day trial periods (04 October 2014)

Employee or Contractor? (27 September 2014)

What do you pay for a days leave? (20 September 2014)

Employing family members - the same laws still apply! (13 September 2014)

Constructive Dismissal: Hard to prove (30 August 2014)

That work laptop? It's not your personal toy. (09 August 2014)

Increased Liability in Workplace Health & Safety (26 July 2014)

Parental Leave - Future Flexibility (25 July 2014)

A Spring Reminder (17 July 2014)

Can you discriminate on hair length? - The Lucan Battison case (03 July 2014)

Hey boss - you can't tell me how to spend my wages! (28 June 2014)

When 2 + 2 does not equal 4 (21 June 2014)

The Case of the Motorcycle Postie (14 June 2014)

Changes to the Minimum Wage Requirements (07 June 2014)

Unjustifiably dismissed, but employee's behaviour reduces award (31 May 2014)

Dairy farm sector fares badly in MBIE visits (10 May 2014)

Identifying Workplace Bullying (26 April 2014)

Terminating for medical incapacity (12 April 2014)

Employment Bonds - make sure you know what you are signing up for (18 March 2014)

HR - a world of difference between NZ & the Emirates. (18 March 2014)

Age discrimination in the interview process (08 March 2014)

Around the Mountains Cycle Trail (07 March 2014)

Contract Milking Agreement (21 February 2014)

Employers - get it right or it will cost you. (19 February 2014)

Can an employee be made redundant during Maternity Leave? (08 February 2014)

Why it's not a good idea to call your boss a d***head on Facebook (01 February 2014)

The perils of acting on unsubstantiated allegations (04 January 2014)

End of year reflections on the employer-employee relationship (28 December 2013)

Trial Periods - The Do's and Dont's. (04 December 2013)

Total Remuneration Packages (04 November 2013)

Employee Engagement - What is it? And how do I get it? (22 October 2013)

Employees: What can happen if you breach your Employment Agreement (09 October 2013)

You can't blame your employer if you don't tell them you have a problem. (30 September 2013)

Attention Farmers: Are you paying your workers correctly? (26 September 2013)

A landmark case in gender pay discrimination (16 September 2013)

'Without Prejudice' in a Personal Grievance - be careful. (09 September 2013)

Pre-Employment Drug Testing - New 'social obligations' for beneficiaries (02 September 2013)

Are you warm enough? v You're revealing a little too much (27 August 2013)

Fixed-term contracts - an example of what not to do (24 August 2013)

New Medical Certificate Requirements - A Lifesaver for Employers (20 July 2013)

What is an Employer's Role in an Employment Investigation? (15 July 2013)

Can you get fired for doing the Harlem Shake at work? (08 July 2013)

What is Bullying? (24 June 2013)

Employment Law Reform 2013 (27 May 2013)

She followed 'the rules' so why was she dismissed? (20 May 2013)

Firing by text message - it's never ok! (29 April 2013)

An Employee's Right to Natural Justice (17 April 2013)

Surfing (19 January 2013)

The Office Christmas Party Guide (10 December 2012)

How to deal with a psychopath in the workplace (05 November 2012)

Workplace Psychopaths (13 October 2012)

Restructuring - not a way to get rid of employees (08 October 2012)

Service Tenancies (22 September 2012)

Serious Misconduct - The Employer Gets It Right (25 August 2012)