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Red light, Green light – 4 anticipations under the new COVID framework

New Zealand is now operating under the Traffic Light system, which means businesses may be wondering about how this will look in practice as our new ‘normal’, and how it will play out moving forward from a logistical and transactional point of view. However, there is more to think about beyond the ins and out […]

Politics and Religion, Sexually transmitted diseases and Covid Vaccination Status – The difficult conversations in the workplace

Politics and Religion, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and Covid Vaccination Status – the difficult conversations in the workplace…… Disagreement around the first two topics have literally led to wars on a global scale, while at a local level they have been known to cause divides between families and friends and divisions within communities. This is due […]

Court of Appeal reverses Employment Court decision on discretionary incentive payments

Discretionary payments have been a relatively grey area for businesses, and employers have sought, by contract or by policy, to avoid their liability to include bonus payments in any annual leave payment calculations on these grounds.   In 2020 the Employment Court made a decision which found these short-term incentive payments made by Metropolitan Glass […]

Is there such a thing as bad language anymore?

As a mediator I have heard every word imaginable in my mediations. Parties and even legal representatives, sometimes use these words to describe what has been said for the shock value, but I am of the view it is important that we clearly understand what has been said and how it has been said. But […]

No Jab, No Job: Has the Employment Relations Authority put a stake in the ground?

A recent decision of the Employment Relations Authority (the Authority) made by Member Beck sitting in Christchurch, has attracted a significant amount of attention. The decision is GF v New Zealand Customs Service, 2021 NZERA 382.  Put shortly, the Authority decided that Customs could dismiss the employee (GF) because the employee declined to get vaccinated […]

As we find ourselves in yet another level 4 lockdown, I have reflected on my mediations post lockdown this time last year.  Following lockdown in 2020, we saw a huge number of urgent mediation requests. There were two main reasons for this:  As result of employment relationship problems that had not be addressed before lockdown […]

Let’s talk about pay: trends and changes to wage/salary negotiations

Money, money, money. A concept that both employers and employees can probably agree is one of the most important elements of working and business, and also something that can get stuck in your head, either in a good way or a bad way (similar to an ABBA song).  Money and pay are an integral part […]

Dog and a Machine: Conflict in the Workplace

I recently had a conversation with a friend of mine, and we discussed his business and its challenges. He was complaining about issues he was having with his employees. The exact words were “bloody staff” followed by other words in a similar vein which I won’t bore you with. As the conversation progressed, he shared […]

Immigration NZ’s New Accreditation: what employers need to know

As many of you will be aware, the Government has introduced a new work visa which comes into effect from 1 November 2021. This new visa is the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) and it replaces six current visa types.   This change has a significant impact on employers who intend to employ people under this […]

New Sick Leave Entitlements: Making a Healthier Workplace?

The topic of employee wellbeing has grown louder over the last few years. Now, it’s about to be even louder.  While not officially law, the Holidays Amendment Bill has now passed its third reading and is currently awaiting Royal Assent, which means it’s safe to say that it’s on its way.  The Bill proposes that […]

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