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Hazardous Substances Regulations
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • New Zealand
  • August 18 2017

From 1 December 2017, those who manufacture, use, handle, store and transport hazardous substances in the workplace will need to follow the new Health

Civil defence emergencies - employment issues
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • August 15 2017

Civil defence emergencies are sudden events that endanger the safety of the public and property. The Christchurch earthquakes are a tragic example of

Asia Employment Law: Quarterly Review - Issue 16: Second Quarter 2017
  • Mayer Brown JSM
  • Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Vietnam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia, China
  • July 27 2017

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

Getting up close and personal
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • July 21 2017

The lesser known, but widely applicable, duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. Most businesses are aware of the recent Health and Safety

Holidays Act: Help has arrived!
  • Hesketh Henry
  • New Zealand
  • July 3 2017

We all know that payroll compliance can be a nightmare. Automated systems don't necessarily fit individual situations, employee work patterns don't

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