Tag Archive for: Employment

What employers can expect under a National-led government

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With the official results for this year's election due tomorrow, New Zealanders have voted for change with a National-led government. While employment law policies have not been a significant feature of National's campaign, we can expect some…

Four key points from the Employment Court’s latest decision against Customs

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On 30 June 2023, Chief Judge Inglis of the Employment Court determined that the New Zealand Customs Service (Customs) did not act as a fair and reasonable employer in terminating the employment of a worker (referred to as GF). Inglis said…
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Gloriavale – A cautionary tale

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Chief Judge Inglis has made it clear for the second time that "the tail will not wag the dog" when it comes to the employment status of former Gloriavale residents. Last week, she held that six former female Gloriavale residents were employees…

Uber allowed to appeal decision on driver employment status

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The issue of whether gig workers are employees continues to work its way through our Courts. On 8 June 2023, the Court of Appeal granted Uber the right to appeal the Employment Court's landmark case of E Tu inc v Rasier Operations BV determined…
The timeframe for employees to raise a personal grievance regarding sexual harassment is poised to change from 90 days to 12 months

How to prepare for the new sexual harassment law change

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Employers are likely to need to update their employment agreements next month (or shortly afterwards) to comply with changes regarding the timeframes for employees to raise personal grievance claims. The Employment Relations (Extended Time…
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Case summary WXN vs. Auckland International Airport

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Unvaccinated Auckland International Airport employee granted interim reinstatement The Employment Court has granted an employee interim reinstatement after his employment was terminated for refusing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. His employer,…