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We produce a range of articles, legal publications and resources on a wide range of legal subjects and hot topics critical to our clients needs. These include briefings on key legal issues, newsletters on practice areas and industry developments via the below headings.

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As the concept of “work” as we know it has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are also significant legislative changes on the horizon in New Zealand. In this one hour 9 minute video, Duncan Cotterill employment Senior Associates Helen Pryde and Jeremy Ansell provide an update More »
With so much sickness in the community right now, it is no wonder employers and employees alike are becoming concerned about sick leave entitlements and exactly how far they will stretch. With this in mind and to help people understand how sick leave works, we have responded to some of the key More »
When anything about rugby hits the news, people take note. Recently, New Zealand Rugby (NZR) released their findings into the review of the Black Ferns team culture and environment and it made headlines. What led to the NZR review provides important learnings for all employers, when faced with More »
Bullying is a topic that we can all relate to and unfortunately, it's something that many of us come across in the workplace. Legal definition What exactly is bullying in the workplace? In a New Zealand employment law context, it is the “repeated and unreasonable behaviour directed More »
The Employment Relations Authority ( Authority ) in GF v New Zealand Customs Service has provided some guidance on whether an employer can require staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19, as the case became the first piece of litigation to substantively address the issue. Our article on this case More »
Can an employer lawfully require that a role is only performed by vaccinated staff? Could an unvaccinated staff member have their employment terminated on that basis? This question has been the ‘hot topic’ of the employment law sphere in recent months. Now, the case of GF v New Zealand More »
The announcement of the Trans-Tasman Bubble was celebrated on both sides of the Tasman, but the softening of border control measures brings a level of uncertainly and a new wave of COVID-19 related questions for employers. Here our employment team provide some guidance on what employers can and More »
Recognising the critical role that our border workforce play in keeping us safe, you will have seen that the government has announced that the Ministry of Health will be rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine to border workers and their families from this weekend. The question that some (border workforce More »
In 2020, it would be hard to come across a New Zealand household who has not either had a member of the household claim ACC for an injury or at least known someone that has had to. Statistics New Zealand reports that in 2018 alone, there were just short of 240,000 work place injury claims across More »
End of year checklist for employers With the end of the year approaching, businesses are looking at wrapping up before the Christmas break. We have put together a checklist of things for employers to keep in mind. 1. Payment during closedown periods The recent employment court decision of Labour More »
This article is an update on our March article dealing with the COVID-19 related requirements for businesses. A lot has changed in that time, but some of the basics remain. In this update we deal with the current COVID-19 requirements for businesses, those for employees, and the specific More »
Following the Government announcement that New Zealand has moved to Level 1 of the COVID-19 lockdown response from 11.59pm on Monday 8 June the protocols relating to construction operations have been updated. Although some of the protocols that were in operation under Levels 3 and 2 have been More »

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