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  • Psst! Can you keep a secret?

    Date: 07/09/2016

    Employees need to realise that stealing confidential information from their employer is a very serious matter, both from an employment law and criminal perspective

  • Burnout on the Rise

    Date: 24/08/2016

    What is clear is that employers need to act swiftly when they become aware of an issue. I have been involved in cases where employers have either wilfully or out of ignorance ignored signs of stress displayed by employees.

  • Unions flying low on Air New Zealand staff image investigation

    Date: 24/08/2016

    Leaked videos and pictures of Air NZ staff misbehaving could end the careers of those involved, an employment expert says.

  • Game Changer for Parental Leave

    Date: 17/08/2016

    Chloe Luscombe's article appeared in the Wellington Woman Magazine 2016 Issue 2. 

  • Sickie Games your crew might play

    Date: 10/08/2016

    ‘Sickies’, as they are widely referred to, present a difficult challenge for employers as they can be notoriously difficult to prove. So what rights and protection does the law provide employers?

  • Workplace drug testing is not black and white

    Date: 27/07/2016

    Many employers have a “zero tolerance” approach to drugs and alcohol within the workplace. However the employment institutions do not tend to take such a black and white approach...

  • Pay dearly to get rich quicker at boss's expense

    Date: 13/07/2016

    Even if an employment agreement does not contain a specific prohibition on undertaking competitive activities, the common law duty of fidelity, which the Courts imply into all employment relationships, obliges all employees to act in their employer’s best interests.

  • Strong human rights law protects older workers

    Date: 29/06/2016

    Employees are entitled to expect a dignified and respectful transition from the workplace at the end of their working lives. The starting point is communication. 

  • Constructive dismissal tough to win

    Date: 15/06/2016

    A constructive dismissal occurs when an employee has no choice but to resign their employment and actually does so.

  • Workers who aren't what they say can be costly

    Date: 31/05/2016

    Evidence that an employee lied in their pre-employment application or interview can also justify dismissal on account of dishonesty.