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. Read More →
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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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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Health & Safety Reform Bill 2014 – A Warning For All Businesses
Health & Safety Reform Bill 2014 – A Warning For All Businesses
22 July 2014 | By  Ben Morrison  | 
The Health and Safety Reform Bill 2014 (Bill) (which is set to replace the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992) is set to bring about wide spread changes to health and safety in the workplace as we know it, and now is the time for businesses to work on compliance with the new rules.
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Health & Safety - Directors and Managers Beware
Health & Safety - Directors and Managers Beware
22 July 2014 | By  Ben Morrison  | 
The Health and Safety Reform Bill 2014 (Bill) will place significant obligations on company directors and managers to manage risks and keep workers safe. Such obligations are to be backed with high fines and even prison for individuals who fail to comply.
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Director Given Community Service and Fined for Unsafe Vessel
Director Given Community Service and Fined for Unsafe Vessel
03 June 2014 | By  Karl Stolberger
In a post script to our earlier case note on the “Easy Rider” fishing boat prosecution, penalties have now been imposed on vessel owner AZ1 Enterprises Ltd, and on the company’s director, both of whom were convicted for breaches of the Maritime Transport Act and the Health & Safety in Employment Act.
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Note to Insolvency Practitioners – Health and Safety Reforms
Note to Insolvency Practitioners – Health and Safety Reforms
29 May 2014 | By  Karl Stolberger
The Health and Safety Reform Bill, which will create a new “Health and Safety at Work Act”, is presently charting its course through Parliament. The intention is that it will come into force on 1 April 2015...
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The Chain of Responsibility
The Chain of Responsibility
28 May 2014 | By  Barbara Versfelt
In 2005, the so called "chain of responsibility” (CoR) offences were introduced in Part 6C of the Land Transport Act 1998 (LTA) and in 2011 the Court was given the power to issue a search warrant to constables investigating such offences.
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Director’s Personal Liability for Unsafe Vessel Ops
Director’s Personal Liability for Unsafe Vessel Ops
03 April 2014 | By  Karl Stolberger
Maritime New Zealand v AZ1 Enterprises Ltd and G.M. Davis –Karetai [2014] NZDC We note this case principally as a reminder that those sitting back in the office are not immune from prosecution and can’t, as it were, hide behind the corporate shield where vessels are known to be carrying out unsafe operations...
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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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