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The Gulf Between Us

I sat in a meeting earlier this week and I heard a conversation play out between an employer and their former employee who was made redundant as a result of COVID-19. It was a conversation I have heard many times before, not just as a result of the pandemic but as part of the numerous […]

When a contractor may actually be an employee

A new employment court finding further explores the commonly vexed question of when a contractor may actually be an employee. Leota v Parcel Express Ltd concerns a courier driver who has been engaged as a contractor but argued that he was not “in business for himself” as an independent contractor, rather he is actually an […]

Our Top 4 commonly asked questions from April 2020: Covid-19 and the “new normal”

When it comes to working and COVID-19, businesses have had to navigate the obstacles and new requirements that come with Alert Level 3. Over the past couple of weeks, we have been assisting and supporting clients manage their workplace and deal with the tough COVID-19 questions. We would like to share our top 4 commonly […]

Public Holidays and COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions

It is likely that the public holidays will fall within New Zealand’s Alert 4 COVID-19 lockdown period, which means employers are beginning to ask questions about how they will pay their employees’ wages when they are receiving the government subsidies as well as beginning to face potential hardship. As employers’ obligations are not limited to […]

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions by Essential Businesses

From 11.59pm on Wednesday 25th March 2020, the only businesses/jobs open in New Zealand are those that are considered “essential” as they are either services for health, safety, welfare or essential infrastructure. The definition of “essential” businesses and the updated list can be found here – however, these are some important questions that employers have […]

COVID-19: Options for Employers Dealing with the Fallout

With COVID-19 changing the entire landscape for the global and local economy, it is not just the health impacts but the potential for damage to businesses and their ability to weather the storm that comes into sharp focus. When faced with the severe and unprecedented conditions – some businesses have lost over 85% of their […]

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19

There has been a lot of news coverage and new information released about COVID-19 in the last couple of weeks. Here are some frequently asked questions that we have received from our clients. They may answer some questions you have as an employer or prompt you to get ahead of any potential questions that your employees […]

Managing redundancies in the COVID-19 environment

The effect of the COVID-19 virus on our economy is likely to be significant. As a consequence, some employers are going to need to take costs out of their businesses in order to weather the present environment. Some employers may be able to effect sufficient savings by encouraging staff to take leave without pay, early […]

Why is it easier to get money than an apology in mediation?

When it comes to mediation ‘sorry’ really is the hardest word. But why? And how can we change that? After years of mediating, I feel confident saying that it is easier to get money than an apology. And it’s something I’ve spent quite a bit of time pondering. It is a point of interest to […]

Employer obligations with the Coronavirus

With cases of the CONVID-19 virus having now been confirmed in New Zealand, and some travellers returning from overseas being urged to self-isolate, employers should be thinking about their strategies to address this threat, and/or any other future incidences like this, and their obligations as an employer. If a worker is off work because of […]

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