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Submissions called on bill to overhaul health and safety laws

  • Bell Gully
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  • New Zealand
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  • April 3 2014

The Health and Safety Reform Bill had its first reading last month and has been referred to the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee for

Workplace watch - issue 2, March 2014

  • Chapman Tripp
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  • New Zealand
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  • March 27 2014

Welcome to the second of our quarterly updates of legislative and regulatory reform in relation to workforce and workplace law. Policy areas we track

Director convicted for health and safety breach

  • Bell Gully
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  • New Zealand
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  • March 26 2014

Last week the District Court convicted a company and its sole director under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 (HSE Act) for failing to

Keeping your promise: have you made an offer of employment that you can not keep?

  • Hesketh Henry
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  • New Zealand
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  • March 26 2014

An employment relationship commences with an offer and acceptance of employment. This is a simple contract law premise, but there are a few legal

Parental leave redundancy: restructuring while an employee is on parental leave a hard push?

  • Hesketh Henry
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  • New Zealand
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  • March 26 2014

Do not let employees on parental leave out of your sight! When restructuring a business, it is important to pay particular attention to employees

Health and Safety Reform Bill: risks you need to know about

  • Hesketh Henry
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  • New Zealand
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  • March 26 2014

Quite a few months after the 'Exposure Draft' was introduced in October 2013, the government has now introduced the Health and Safety Reform Bill

Take notice: your guide to the myths and legends about notice

  • Hesketh Henry
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  • New Zealand
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  • March 26 2014

Myths and legends abound when it comes to notice of termination. To name just a few: Once notice is given, it can be withdrawn; An employer has to

Information overload! Know what you must disclose

  • Hesketh Henry
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  • New Zealand
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  • March 26 2014

What happens when an employee, or an unsuccessful candidate for a position, wants to see information relevant to their file or application that the

Worksafe bullying: miss it at your peril

  • Hesketh Henry
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  • New Zealand
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  • March 26 2014

Bullying is recognised as detrimental to a person's physical or mental wellbeing. Employers have contractual and statutory duties to provide a safe

The unacceptable cost of doing business: Jetstar fined for Fair Work Act contraventions

  • King & Wood Mallesons
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  • New Zealand
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  • March 25 2014

Two Jetstar companies have been fined a total of $90,000 after admitting to unlawfully requiring six cadet pilots to pay the costs of their training