An unsettling agreement
An unsettling agreement
07 October 2016 | By  Duncan Coats
An Employment Relations Authority decision serves as a reminder that employees can bring claims for breach of minimum entitlements even after signing a settlement agreement. Read More →
An unsettling agreement
An unsettling agreement
07 October 2016 | By  Duncan Coats
An Employment Relations Authority decision serves as a reminder that employees can bring claims for breach of minimum entitlements even after signing a settlement agreement.
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Trial provisions (yet again) under review
Trial provisions (yet again) under review
26 September 2016 | By  Duncan Coats
The outcomes of four separate, but related, claims may cause concern for employers whose standard employment contracts contain trial provision clauses.
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Employee share scheme tax reform
Employee share scheme tax reform
13 September 2016 | By  Liz Buxton
Employee share schemes are globally recognised as an effective way to recruit, retain and incentivise employees. The legal compliance requirements necessary to establish such schemes have recently relaxed with the introduction of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013
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Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
11 May 2016 | By  Duncan Coats
The new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 became law on 4 April 2016. The Act along with the various regulations that underpin it, are extensive and lengthy.
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Employment law changes - what you need to know
Employment law changes - what you need to know
09 May 2016 | By  Duncan Coats
April 2016 saw the introduction of a number of key changes in employment law.
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IRD Warning on Employee Share Purchase Arrangements
IRD Warning on Employee Share Purchase Arrangements
24 November 2015 | By  Rick Shera
The IRD has issued a warning about employee share purchase arrangements that you'd do well to check if you are considering one or have one in place ...
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Health and Safety Reform Bill - Delay of Select Committee Report
Health and Safety Reform Bill - Delay of Select Committee Report
24 April 2015 | By  Duncan Coats
As we have previously reported, the Health and Safety Reform Bill 2014 (the Bill) will replace the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 and will cause significant change to health and safety in the workplace.
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EMPLOYMENT LAW CHANGES - ARE YOU READY?
EMPLOYMENT LAW CHANGES - ARE YOU READY?
12 February 2015 | By  Duncan Coats
With 2014 well and truly behind us, it’s time to focus on how the employment law landscape will develop in 2015.
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Data is not property says NZ Court of Appeal
Data is not property says NZ Court of Appeal
20 October 2014 | By  Rick Shera
The appeal in ​​​Watchorn v R [2014] NZCA 493 continues the Court of Appeal's narrow interpretation of what is meant by the word "property" in the computer crimes sections of the Crimes Act. The case involves Mr Watchorn, an employee of TAG Oil, downloading what the Court of Apeal describes as "extensive and sensitive geoscience data from TAG’s computer system onto a portable hard drive". ​​According to the penultimate appellate authority in New Zealand, that is not property.
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Health and Safety Law Reform Announced
Health and Safety Law Reform Announced
17 September 2013 | By  Barbara Versfelt
On 7 August 2013, the Minister of Labour announced significant reform to the Health and Safety legislation...
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3 tips for internet, technology and new media start-ups: No1 – intellectual property ownership.
3 tips for internet, technology and new media start-ups: No1 – intellectual property ownership.
26 August 2010 | By  Rick Shera
For a business start-up, taking a great idea out of the proverbial garage to commercial success may be beyond the capacity of its creator. External investment capital is often needed ...
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