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 Newsletter Articles 2016

20 December 2016

  2016 has been an eventful year and now it’s all but gone. To help you stay on top of developments and prepare you for a successful 2017 we’ve identified the most notable changes in employment law that have taken place this year.  More ...


26 October 2016

Inappropriate behaviour in the workplace is an inherently sensitive subject and has the ability to profoundly affect a business’ reputation. As such it is important for employers to know how to deal with unacceptable behaviour and for employees to know what is not fitting workplace decorum and the consequences they are likely to face.

The Employment Relations Authority has released a fascinating decision regarding a Senior Commercial Manager at ASB who displayed highly inappropriate behaviour and claimed his resulting dismissal was unjustified.  More ...


5 September 2016

 Nearly all employers must deal with sensitive employees at one time or another and it is important that they know how to approach such situations.  More...


3 May 2016

The story of a nurse who lied in order to gain employment in a major New Zealand hospital has come to light in recent months. Her application was riddled with lies including false referees, claiming she was “Employee of the Month” at her previous workplace (which she was actually fired from), and stories of her saving a man suffering from a heart attack on a busy Auckland road. The nurse also had a previous criminal conviction for dishonesty which she did not disclose to her employer. More...


14 March 2016

New Health and Safety legislation has prompted Sir Peter Jackson to resign as a director of Weta Workshop. The design studio founded in 1987 and made famous by the Lord of the Rings trilogy has won five Academy Awards and is now a tourist destination. As of 31 December 2015, Peter Jackson, along with fellow Oscar winner Jamie Selkirk, stepped down from being a director of the Miramar studio but both remain shareholders. Other directors, including Sir Richard Taylor, one of Weta Workshop’s founders, are staying put. More...


5 February 2016

The summer months at the start of the year are invariably when each of us thinks about getting fit and losing weight. We make resolutions, we dream, we plan.  More...


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