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Whistleblowing in New Zealand Workplaces

1 day ago | Carolyn Heaton

Although the high profile US whistleblowing cases, like those involving Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden, rightly attract a lot of attention, it is also worth knowing that we have a protected...Read More

Non-Legally Qualified Employment Advocates

February 14, 2018 | Carolyn Heaton

Sian Lucas believed that she had been unjustifiably dismissed by her employer, Te Rito Daycare Limited.  In a January 2018 decision the Employment Relations Authority agreed, and Ms Lucas was...Read More

What is Relationship Property?

February 9, 2018 | Debbie Dunbar

Following separation one of the main issues is the division of “relationship property”.  In New Zealand, under the Property (Relationships) Act 1976,  the general rule is that once you have...Read More

“Hobbit Law” Working Group

February 7, 2018 | Carolyn Heaton

The Government has established the Film Industry Working Group to recommend changes to the way workers are employed in the screen and film industry.  The Employment Relations (Film Production...Read More

Changes to 90 Day Trial Periods

January 30, 2018 | Carolyn Heaton

The new Government has announced changes to the 90 day trial period provided for in the Employment Relations Act 2000.  Small businesses, those with fewer than 20 employees, will still be able to...Read More