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New guidelines for workplace bullying

New Zealand - February 28 2014 WorkSafe NZ and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) have released a new set of "best practice guidelines" relating to…

Rob Towner.

KiwiSaver - be prepared for 1 April changes

New Zealand - March 21 2013 Changes to KiwiSaver and student loan repayments come into effect on 1 April. Employers and employees alike should already have considered the…

Rob Towner.

Cabinet announces Part 6A amendment for vulnerable workers

New Zealand - November 1 2012 On Tuesday, New Zealand's Minister of Labour made the expected announcement that Cabinet has decided to amend Part 6A of the Employment Relations Act 2000 (the Act).

Anna Holland.

Employer awarded $4.29 million for "springboard" effect of employees' breaches of contract

New Zealand - June 5 2012 The Employment Court recently awarded an employer the sum of $4,290,000 against three former employees for breaches of their implied employment duties of fidelity, trust and confidence and good faith (Rooney Earthmoving Ltd v McTague, Whiting & Bartlett).

Tim Clarke.

Authority applies "could" justification test to dismissal

New Zealand - September 29 2011 This month, the Employment Relations Authority considered for the first time justification for a dismissal under the new test in section 103A of the Employment Relations Act 2000.