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Our new video! Three60 Consult. People. Work. Sorted.

Check out our new video that tells the story of why Three60 Consult was created, where the business has come from, and what we’re about. We’re really proud of where we are today and hope you enjoy watching!

Advocating for change – name publication in the Employment Relations Authority

There are really three options about the naming of parties in employment litigation, vis that there is a total prohibition on naming parties, that there is a default setting where parties are generally not named but an application can be made by a party for names to be published, and finally the publication of names […]

FAQ: the COVID-19 resurgence and its impact on businesses

The resurgence of COVID-19 in New Zealand’s community has raised some new (and old) questions for businesses as they try to navigate levels 3 and 2 again. We’ve put together some answers for some of the issues businesses most frequently tell us they’re grappling with:   If an employee lives outside of the Auckland “border” […]

What you may need to know about Triangular Employment Relationships

With the Employment Relations (Triangular Employment) Amendment Act 2019 officially coming into force on 27 June 2020, it is timely for employers and employees to be mindful of their current employment relationship structures and be aware of the new obligations the law creates in relation to personal grievances. Despite labour hire/temping agencies being a commonplace […]

Reflections on the 1951 Waterfront Workers strike/lockout

“Never A White Flag”, the memoirs of Jock Barnes, the leader of the 1951 Waterfront Workers strike/lockout – was the war cry of New Zealand’s longest industrial dispute, and according to the waterfront workers it was a lockout, not a strike. What I learned when reading Barnes’ account was that much of what the union […]

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 […]

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