Articles: by Jennifer Forrest

Discretionary Bonus Payments - a significant win for employers

On 26 October 2021, the Court of Appeal released their decision Metropolitan Glass & Glazing Limited v Labour Inspector, Ministry of Business and Innovation and Employment which overturned the previous employment court decision.


What happens when you get an Employment Agreement wrong?

A good employment relationship is founded on certainty of terms for both the employee and employer. This comes from having a well-drafted employment agreement which clearly sets out the expectations, obligations and entitlements of each party. A well-written agreement can help maintain clear, productive working relationships and can mitigate or even prevent future disputes.


Sick leave entitlement increases 24 July 2021

As of 24 July 2021, the minimum entitlement for paid sick leave will double from 5 to 10 days per year.