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Workplace health, safety, security & environment - Global Safety News
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • Australia, China, Global, New Zealand
  • December 6 2016

Welcome to our inaugural edition of our quarterly global newsletter - Global Safety News - where we bring you interesting developments in HSE laws

Employee flying high on overpayments
  • Simpson Grierson
  • New Zealand
  • August 27 2012

The recent Employment Court decision of Air New Zealand Ltd v Foai has shown the difficulties for an employer in trying to recover salary overpayments from an ex-employee

Qantas industrial action grounded
  • Bell Gully
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • November 2 2011

The announcement by Qantas on Saturday of immediate plans to lock out striking employees and ground its fleet worldwide attracted much media attention

Court ruling extends protection for transferring employees
  • Bell Gully
  • New Zealand
  • June 7 2011

The Employment Court ruled in late May that in a subsequent contracting situation a senior employee with some managerial or at least supervisory responsibilities (and a minority shareholding in a parent company of his employer) was entitled to elect to transfer to the incoming contractor (Matsuoka v LSG Sky Chefs New Zealand Ltd

A recent case calls into question an employer’s right to set its workplace standards
  • Simpson Grierson
  • New Zealand
  • April 19 2011

The Employment Court's recent decision in C v Air Nelson casts real doubt over the extent to which the Court will truly allow an employer to reach its own decision about the behaviour that it considers acceptable in its workplace

No duty of care between competing contractors under vulnerable workers legislation
  • Bell Gully
  • New Zealand
  • March 22 2011

Last month, the High Court found on an interim basis that in a subsequent contracting situation where an incumbent contractor lost a tender for a catering contract to another contractor, there was no duty of care owed between the competing contractors (LSG Sky Chefs New Zealand Limited v Pacific Flight Catering Limited