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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!

Immigration NZ announces significant changes to how migrant workers are employed

Immigration New Zealand has announced a variety of changes to work visas and how migrant workers are employed. These changes will be happening in stages over the next 18 months and will be completed in 2021. Two of the most significant changes are: Employers will need to be accredited employers in order to hire migrant […]

Rats and Rates and Recent changes

It was big, grey and right outside Invercargill Pak’n Save. Around its neck was a sign saying, ‘Don’t Be a Rat Mr Dobson.’ It was an inflatable rat and it was part of First Union’s protest. Invercargill Pak‘n Save (trading as Kaikorai Service Centre Limited) had declined to bargain with the Union over wage rates. […]

The Risk of Disrepute: Conduct outside the workplace.

Is behaviour outside working hours solely a private matter? Does an employer have any business passing judgement on private conduct? Well sometimes, yes. Conduct outside the workplace can impact on the employment relationship by bringing the employer into disrepute. Sometimes that impact can be serious enough to justify dismissal [1]. This issue was discussed again […]

Mediation: Let’s talk about relief.

There is a point at the end of  most mediation sessions, usually after documents have been signed and water glasses and whiteboard markers are being cleared away, where one of the parties turns to someone, maybe the mediator or maybe one of their own support people, and says, “I’m so relieved.” Their relief is not […]

Employment Court Confirms Availability Requirements Extend Beyond “Zero-Hour Contracts”

Postal Workers Union of Aotearoa Inc v New Zealand Post Limited [2019] NZEmpC 47 EMPC 114/2018 In a recent Employment Court case, the Court confirmed that employers who seek to require an employee to be available for additional hours of work outside those set out in their employment agreement will need to: Ensure they have […]

Chief Executive Officer Appointment

1 April 2019: Three60 Consult, (previously Paul Diver Associates) is delighted to announce the appointment of Anna Jones as Chief Executive Officer and Director effective from 1 April 2019. Anna joined the consultancy in June 2015 as a Senior Associate and has been Associate Director leading the client facing team since April 2017. Anna will […]

Employment legislation changes

15 March 2019: A significant number of changes have recently been introduced into the legislation governing employment relationships.  Some of these changes have already taken effect, whilst there are further changes coming in April, May and June this year. It is important that employers understand the changes and put in place the right mechanisms, documents and […]

Minimum wage to increase to $17.70 per hour on 1 April 2019

21 December 2018: The Government have confirmed that the minimum wage will increase by $1.20 to $17.70 per hour from 1 April 2019. In addition, the starting-out and training wage will stay at 80% of the adult minimum wage, thereby increasing to $14.16 per hour from 1 April 2019. The Government have estimated that this will […]

Progress on changes for “triangular working relationships”

21 December 2018: The Employment Relations (Triangular Employment) Amendment Bill was introduced to Parliament in February 2018 and on 17 December 2018 the Education and Workforce Committee (the EWC) released its report on the proposed Bill. The purpose of the Bill was to protect the rights of workers who are employed in triangular employment situations, […]

Our opening hours over Christmas and January 2019

Our office will be closed from midday on Friday 21 December 2018, and will re-open on Monday 14 January 2019. Should you need urgent assistance during this time please contact: Paul Diver, 24 December to 2 January – paul@three60consult.co.nz or 021 958 215 Lynn Booker, 3 to 11 January – lynn@three60consult.co.nz or 021 740 060 We wish you a Merry Christmas and look […]