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Name suppression: where privacy rights meet good faith
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • June 14 2017

On first principles, human resources professionals are very good at dealing with privacy issues. The technical legal requirements, however, are not

The anniversary of the HSWA: Panic, progress but no prosecutions
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • June 12 2017

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) has now been in force for one year. Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse considers

New test for reparation topping-up ACC
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • New Zealand
  • May 26 2017

On 22 May 2017, a company and its director were ordered by the District Court to pay its employee $226,300 to top-up ACC in respect of future loss of

An international guide to employment law across 28 countries - New Zealand
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • New Zealand
  • May 23 2017

New Zealand's employment relations framework is built on the contractual provisions set out in the individual or collective agreements negotiated

No personal grievances for higher earners?
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • May 16 2017

The Employment Relations (Allowing Higher Earners to Contract Out of Personal Grievance Provisions) Amendment Bill had its first reading in

Trial Period Notice - What Notice?
  • Hesketh Henry
  • New Zealand
  • May 12 2017

Just when we thought that the law around trial periods was settling down and we knew where we all stood, the ground has shifted again. The latest

Legal update - Three Bills in train
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • April 19 2017

There are currently three employment-related Bills progressing through Parliament, one of them quite controversial. If passed, it would allow some

Asia Employment Law: Quarterly Review - Issue 15: First Quarter 2017
  • Mayer Brown JSM
  • Australia, Thailand, Vietnam, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia
  • April 7 2017

Changes to the federal legislation establishing the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 (the "Code") were rushed through

Legal update - Responding to a workplace accident
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • April 5 2017

No health and safety system is infallible. Although the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) requires persons conducting a business or

Legal update - Recovering employment related costs
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • March 14 2017

Recruitment-related costs, and work-related costs such as for equipment and training, generally have to be met by the employer. A recent Employment