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Employment law pānui

By Alice Anderson - March 2019

As of 1 April 2019 employers need to be aware of several changes to minimum employment standards.

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Health and safety fines - Stumpmaster v WorkSafe New Zealand [2018] NZHC 2020

By Carl Brandt - October 2018

Since the passing of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (“HSWA”), there has been some confusion as to how the court should approach health and safety sentencing. Carl discusses a recent case that clarifies the regime around health and safety fines.

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Health and Safety at Work Act 2015

By Renika Siciliano - April 2016

Renika outlines a general summary of the regime under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 which came into force on 4 April 2016.

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Māori business - Employment fundamentals

By Renika Siciliano - September 2015

Renika discusses four key pillars of building your business from an employment perspective.

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Health and safety reforms: What you should know

December 2014

After the Pike River Mine tragedy and the subsequent Independent Taskforce report, the Government embarked on reviewing the current Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992. As a result, the Health and Safety Reform Bill was introduced to Parliament on 10 March 2014 and passed its first reading a few days later. The Bill provides for many changes to the current Act and is intended to come into force from 1 April 2015.

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