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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

66 bottles of beer ...
  • Hesketh Henry
  • New Zealand
  • August 18 2015

Holding a union delegate responsible for 66 bottles of beer can be discrimination. So says the Court of Appeal. Is discrimination the new frontier

Double jeopardy for workplace accident?
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • July 29 2015

VIP Frames and Trusses Ltd (VIP) produces prefabricated steel and wooden building frames and trusses for the construction industry. One of its

Workplace watch - issue 7, July 2015
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • July 8 2015

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

Icing on the cake for Facebook privacy laws & the impact on your workplace
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • New Zealand
  • June 17 2015

While Facebook continues to produce evidentiary gold for employers seeking to prove employee wrongdoing, a recent New Zealand case demonstrates that

Workplace watch - issue 6, March 2015
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • April 22 2015

The deadline for report back by the Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee of the Health and Safety Reform Bill has been moved from 30

Health and safety fires up!
  • Hesketh Henry
  • New Zealand
  • March 12 2015

In a first for New Zealand, a Company Director has been sentenced to a custodial sentence (four months' home detention) following a conviction under

Exciting? Not so much. Crucial? Definitely.
  • Hesketh Henry
  • New Zealand
  • February 11 2015

Wage and time records are not the sexiest or most captivating aspect of employment law. Indeed, it is an element of HR that is easy for even the best

Workplace watch - issue 5, December 2014
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • December 24 2014

The report back for the Health and Safety Reform Bill has been set back to 30 March 2015 and it is now not expected to come into effect until the

Employee-inventor remuneration
  • Baldwins
  • New Zealand, United Kingdom
  • November 26 2014

If an employee invents something and their employer is entitled to ownership of that invention, should the inventor be compensated by their employer