In September 2019 the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) announced significant policy changes to Immigration New Zealand’s (INZ) Temporary Work Visas and the Accredited Employer regime with the first of changes coming into effect as early as October 2019. These changes will mean a significant overhaul for employers […] Read More›

There are a couple of notable recent happenings in employment law that are worth taking a note of. First, the Employment Relations Act has been amended so that reinstatement is, once again, the primary remedy for a grievance based on termination of an employee’s employment. What does that mean for […] Read More›

Not everybody may be aware that the 90 day trial period provision in the Employment Relations Act is based on calendar days, and not working days or days on which their business is open.  What this means is that the 90 days continues to countdown over weekends, public holidays, and […] Read More›

In many instances workers find themselves out of pocket in respect to wages when a company fails and goes into liquidation. While general law in terms of personal liability for directors for reckless trading and trading while insolvent remain in place these are difficult thresholds to establish. The Employment Relations […] Read More›

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