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28 Employment Agreements Articles

The end of 90 day trial periods, for some.

The Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018 (the Amendment Act) has received royal assent, meaning it has passed into law. Some provisions of the Act have taken effect already, with the remainder to take effect on 6 May this year.

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Holiday pay

New Zealand Immigration update: December 2018. This update is for employers enforcing a mandatory close-down period over the Christmas break, and who hire migrant workers on temporary entry visas.

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Pay your employees, or pay the price

Last week the Employment Court found retailer Smiths City Group Limited (Smiths City) has breached the Minimum Wage Act 1983 by failing to pay employees for morning meetings held before the store opens. Smiths City are required to conduct an audit to quantify the cost of non-compliance, and then make ...

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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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