A recent decision of New Zealand’s Employment Relations Authority demonstrates that an employer must be very conscious of whether an employee is “working” overnight (and therefore entitled to be paid) when the employee works and lives on site. This issue arises out of “sleepover” cases over the last 2 to 3 years in which employees […]
In early 2014, there were two important decisions by the Employment Court (Brake and Totara Farms) that indicated that an employer’s decision to make a role redundant was likely to be examined far more closely by the courts than in the past. L&E Global New Zealand recommended employers make sure that any business/financial reasons put forward […]
SBM Legal’s April 2015 Newsletter highlights important legal trends including: Changes to the ERA from 6 March 2015 Update on equal pay litigation Tripartite employment relationships Redundancy – Clarification from Appeal Court
With effect from 1 December 2004, section 4(1A) of the Employment Relations Act 2000 was inserted, which added further guidance to the duty of good faith. Many commentators asked at the time whether you could, or should, legislate a relationship in this way.