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Workplace Watch - Issue 10, April 2016
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • April 28 2016

The new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 came into force on Monday, 4 April. We would have to go back a long way to find a piece of legislation


Insuring against dishonest employees
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • April 26 2016

Banks and other financial institutions usually rely on internal controls to prevent or identify dishonesty by employees. However, given the often


Payroll 3 - Compliance
  • Hesketh Henry
  • New Zealand
  • April 20 2016

Is compliance that difficult? For the most part, 'No'. Yes there are complexities around the application of the Holidays Act 2003, particularly


Deductions for Unworked Notice
  • Hesketh Henry
  • New Zealand
  • April 6 2016

It can be really frustrating for an employer when an employee just ups and leaves without giving the contractual notice period. Many employment


Payroll 2 - The Labour Inspectors are Coming
  • Hesketh Henry
  • New Zealand
  • April 5 2016

If we look hard enough the answer is probably ‘yes’, there is some newish law. A small amendment among a number of other ‘tweaks’ to the Employment


New health and safety regime in force today
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • April 4 2016

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 came into force today. Key features are: responsibility for ensuring a healthy and safe workplace lies with


Safety in numbers - sharing duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • April 1 2016

The new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) is based on the underlying assumption that those who create or work with occupational risks, or can


Payroll 1 - Your Next Nightmare
  • Hesketh Henry
  • New Zealand
  • March 21 2016

Well, the balloon has finally gone up, payroll compliance in Government Departments is not just limited to the well published disaster of Novopay


Workplace Policy Institute Insider Report March 2016
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • Asia-Pacific, Canada, European Union, Global, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA, Venezuela
  • March 3 2016

On February 9, 2016, President Obama unveiled his budget for funding the federal government for FY 2017. Subject to congressional approval, the final


Choice of law not guaranteed in cross-border employment relationships
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • March 1 2016

Employment relationships commonly cross the Tasman and other international borders. When they do, legal issues can arise regarding which country's law