Managing employment obligations over the holiday period—work parties, office closedowns and more – November 2023

Managing employment obligations over the holiday period—work parties, office closedowns and more Work parties Work parties are a great way to celebrate what has been a busy 2023 working year for…

Wellbeing in the workplace – October 2023

Wellbeing in the workplace There is increasing awareness in Aotearoa about how mental health and the wellbeing of workers is a key ingredient in a productive workplace. With one in five New…

Employment Law Election Special – September 2023

Employment Law Election Special New Zealand Political Parties’ Employment Policies New Zealand General Election 2023 Retiring MPs have given their valedictorian speeches, Parliament has been…

Employment Law Update – August 2023

Employment Law Update Watch this space! Restrictions on Restraints of Trade The Employment Relations (Restraint of Trade) Amendment Bill, which passed its first reading on 26 July 2023, is an…

Restructures, Redeployment, and Redundancies – July 2023

Restructures, Redeployment, and Redundancies Current market conditions and sentiment in 2023 has meant restructures, or workplace changes are becoming more frequent as New Zealand businesses look to…

Tikanga and employment relationships – July 2023

Tikanga and employment relationships The recent Employment Court case GF v Comptroller of the New Zealand Customs Service[1] (GF v Customs) has provided key insight into the significance of…

Non-publication of name and identity in employment claims – June 2023

Non-publication of name and identity in employment claims The Employment Court (the Court) and the Employment Relations Authority (the Authority) have the discretion to grant non-publication orders…

Extending Time To Raise A Personal Grievance For Sexual Harassment – June 2023

An amendment to the Employment Relations Act 2000 has passed into law to extend the time limit for an employee raising a personal grievance for sexual harassment against their employer. Ordinarily,…

When Your Private Life Could Get You in Trouble at Work – Oct 2022

Johanna Drayton recently joined Radio New Zealand’s, Karyn Hay, to discuss the topic of employees bringing an employer into disrepute. You can listen to the interview here. You can read our full…

Bullying, Harassment, and Discrimination – Sept 2022

The Human Rights Commission has recently released a ground-breaking report into Experiences of Workplace Bullying and Harassment in Aotearoa New Zealand (the Report). Produced by Kantar Public, the…

Can We Still Party? – Sept 2022

Finland’s Prime Minister, Sanna Marin, recently came under worldwide scrutiny after a video of her drinking and dancing at a private party was leaked. While elected officials are not employees in New…

Proposed Changes To Modernise The Charities Act 2005 – Aug 2022

In June 2018 the Government announced a review of the Charities Act 2005 (the Act) to be led by the Policy Group of the Department of Internal Affairs (the Department). The scope of the review was…