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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


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


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


‘Sleeping’ Australian Director of a NZ subsidiary? Time to wake up and smell the potential liability
  • FAL Lawyers
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • January 21 2016

On 4 April 2016, New Zealand's Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (NZ Act) comes into effect to seek to address New Zealand's alarming workplace


Workplace Watch - Issue 9, December 2015
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • December 17 2015

Workplace Watch is a quarterly publication tracking legislation and regulatory reform in relation to workforce and workplace law. Our national team


Treating like for like
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 11 2015

While we wait keenly for the Court of Appeal's guidance on fair process in the H v A Ltd case (the appeal will be heard in May next year), there is


New Zealand company director sentenced to home detention for safety breaches
  • Jackson McDonald
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • October 2 2015

The District Court of Hastings in New Zealand in the decision of WorkSafe New Zealand v Arthur Ernest Britton Britton House Movers Limited 2015


Workplace watch - issue 8, September 2015
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • September 30 2015

Workplace Watch is a quarterly publication tracking legislation and regulatory reform in relation to workforce and workplace law. Our national team


Company fined $1.1 million for workplace death in Australia
  • Chapman Tripp
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • August 20 2015

An Australian company has been fined $1.1 million for negligence leading to a workplace death. The prosecution was one of the first under Australia's