Significant changes to employment law are on the horizon following Labour’s election victory. These proposed changes are detailed in its Workplace Relations and Safety Manifesto policies. Employers need to ensure that they keep on top of what these changes mean for them.
Employers are entitled to structure their businesses in a sustainable and profitable manner. There is no obligation at law to have positions in a business that are not necessary.
With a few weeks of work under the belt after a break, here’s a quick refresher on changes to Employment Law in 2019 and look ahead to what could lie in 2020.
Employers keep getting trial periods wrong and it keeps costing them money. Biform Limited found this out recently when they were found to have unjustifiably dismissed W after he had worked two trial half-days. It cost them nearly $4000.00 (not including legal costs)
If you are an employment lawyer there are two times of the year where problems ‘peak’. The weeks leading up to Christmas where employers all want to fire people who have irritated them all year and the middle of winter.