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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 […]

Fair Pay Agreements and Public Sector Bargaining: A Flashback

Last week, I had a fascinating experience that took me right back to the early days of my employment relations bargaining career, which commenced just over 42 years ago. The first was the announcement by the Government and “guidance” given by the Public Service Commission to the Public Sector regarding how collective bargaining for pay […]

5 Ways to Detox Your Work Culture

Retaining staff, inspiring teams to produce their best work, and having a collaborative environment all begin with a positive work culture. In any business setting, things go wrong, conflicts arise, and communications falls flat. These directly impact employee job satisfaction and will also lead to low levels of productivity. However, if you already have a […]

Is There Even a Workplace Anymore?

Without much time to prepare or plan, the pandemic demanded that we change how we operate on a day-to-day basis. In the beginning, change may have felt clunky and awkward as we all tried to figure out how to do everything differently. Work-life especially has shifted into a new space. Zoom calls and working from […]

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