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Cullen - The Employment Law Firm is a specialist employment law firm with a wide range of employer and employee clients. We have acted for employer clients from both the public and private sectors, and for individual employees.

17 July 2019

Many workers may not be aware that they are currently employed within a triangle. If they are, what on earth does that mean?

In simple terms "triangular employment" refers to an employment relationship that operates in a triangle - that is the employee, their legal employer and the person who actually controls their work.

It has meant that you cannot seek remedies from your apparent employer because of legal structures, at least not without great difficulty. More ...


5 July 2019

Do you think powerful top paid employees are disciplined more softly and treated more generously then those at the bottom?

Is this the reason for the ongoing critical sentiment about ANZ's treatment of its former New Zealand chief executive David Hisco.

There seems to be a general belief that people at the top in the business world are able to push the boundaries of their employment in a way that people lower down the chain are vilified for. More ...


19 June 2019

There is an undoubtable increase in "binging" behaviour resulting in significant losses to employers and their businesses.

A recent Radio Times survey in the United Kingdom looked at the binge viewing habits of 5500 people.

This is a recent phenomenon with the advent of Netflix and other streaming services which allow viewers to watch entire series of TV shows in one go.

Many New Zealand television companies have also launched "catch up" services enabling further binge viewing. More ...


5 June 2019

Parliament has been shaken by the finding that it is a toxic workplace with systematic bullying and harassment.

People management consultant Debbie Francis undertook an independent review of bullying and harassment in Parliament. She spoke with people and created an online survey which was completed by 1000 people.

Numerous incidents of sexual harassment and violence were reported. Fourteen people reported sexual assault, and 104 people reported unwanted touching or sexual advances. More ...


22 May 2019

Vodafone New Zealand was recently acquired for $3.4 billion by Infrantil and Canadian firm Brookfield Asset Management. The deal is subject to regulatory approvals but is expected to be completed by the end of August.

Vodafone NZ chief executive Jason Paris says: "The key things will stay the same" including Vodafone's management team and people.

However, Vodafone has reportedly been preparing to make 200 call centre workers redundant. Some workers are being offered contracts to work from Christchurch for Indian outsourcing firm Tech Mahindra, which will provide services to Vodafone. More ...



8 May 2019

The world watched in horror as Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was burning.

Fortunately, it was saved from total destruction by the courage of the firefighters who responded to save this global icon.

The cause of the blaze has not been authoritatively determined, but investigators have focused on several theories.

One possibility was that the fire was caused by workers carrying out the renovations, a theory fuelled by the discovery of cigarette butts at the scene. The construction company has admitted that there were some workers who were smoking on site, despite a strict smoking ban. More ...


Cullen - The Employment Law Firm was one of the first eleven law firms in New Zealand approved to provide employment law services to Government and the public sector.

Cullen - The Employment Law Firm and Women's Refuge are partnering to bring your business an understanding of the effects of domestic violence and the new laws assisting victims of domestic violence at work. Contact us to discuss your needs.

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