Changes to sick leave entitlements

As you may have heard, there are some proposed changes to the Holidays Act 1993 (“the Act”) that are expected to come into effect later on this year. The changes look to double the minimum number of sick days available to employees from 5 to 10 days per annum, after...

Insider’s guide to the Disputes Tribunal

If you have an issue you are unable to reach a resolution on, the Disputes Tribunal may well be your next step. They can look into a variety of claims that are less than $30,000 in value. You can apply online via www.disputestribunal.govt.nz or via a paper Claim Form....

ONLINE HARRASSMENT

In an ever-expanding digital world, we will inevitably find ourselves the victim of some form of harmful digital communication. The definition of a harmful digital communication is ever-increasing, no doubt we have all seen or experienced what is probably the most...

Working From Home

Working From Home The global spread of COVID-19 and subsequent lockdown in New Zealand changed the way that many organisations conducted business. The implications of COVID-19 and working arrangements meant that if businesses were required to close during the...

What is a Restraint of Trade Clause?

A restraint of trade is a provision generally found in employment contracts, which prohibits an employee from working directly or indirectly with a competitor business for a specified time and within a limited geographical area, after their employment ends. A...