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WWOOFERS, volunteers or employees?

Recent Labour Inspectorate investigations found New Zealand employers are taking advantage of schemes such as Willing Workers on Organic Farms (WWOOFers). These schemes generally involve seeking travellers working for free in exchange for accommodation, and sometimes food.
Many employers were incorrectly treating such workers as volunteers in order to save ...

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Things to be aware of when offering employee Premiums.

The Employment Court decision of A Labour Inspector of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment v Tech 5 Recruitment [2016] NZEmpC 167 has clarified the ambiguity surrounding employment premiums.

Tech 5 Recruitment (“Tech 5”) is a labour hire business that began recruiting employees from the Philippines to work in ...

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Are your employment agreements compliant?

Last year saw significant changes to the Employment Relations Act 2000 in relation to agreed hours of work, availability provisions, and zero hour contracts. Employment agreements must be complaint with the new provisions by 1 April 2017.

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Santa’s annual immigration and employment queries

As you all know, Cavell Leitch has been advising the most important Christmas celebrity for some years now. As always, his Christmas spirit is such that he wants to give the non-confidential advice away to other employers, just in case they need a little bit of help too.

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Employment Law Update - Changes are coming

The Employment Standards Legislation Bill passed its third reading on 10 March 2016 and includes a raft of changes designed to prevent unfair employment practices and strengthen enforcement of employment standards. Find out what this could mean for you.

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Flexible working arrangements

The modern workforce has many different variations of working hours and arrangements. The changes to flexible working requests reflect this move towards accommodating individual circumstances.

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How can I help my employee get residence?

It is fantastic that so many employers want to help their skilled employees become residents. However, many employers tell us that they are not sure of the best way to help. Therefore, we’ve put together some tips to help employees towards residence.

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