EMPLOYEES: TALK BEFORE YOU WALK

Employees: Talk before you Walk Everyone has workplace complaints from time to time, from workplace politics to being assigned that dreaded task. But if you are facing an issue at work so serious that you are thinking about resigning, visiting an employment lawyer sooner rather than later could make all the difference. It is not [...]

CHANGES ON THE HORIZON FOR FOREIGN WORKER RECRUITMENT PROCESS

CHANGES ON THE HORIZON FOR FOREIGN WORKER RECRUITMENT PROCESS Introduction The process for hiring foreign workers on employer-assisted temporary work visas is due to undergo reforms over the next 18 months. The effects of these reforms broadly fit into three themes: -          Ensuring priority for New Zealanders when it comes to filling vacancies; -          Favouring [...]

NEW LAW: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEAVE – KNOW YOUR OBLIGATIONS

NEW LAW: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEAVE- KNOW YOUR OBLIGATIONS The Domestic Violence-Victims’ Protection Act 2018 came into force on 1 April 2019. The most notable changes to the law are employees’ entitlements to paid family violence leave and the right of employees to request (and have employers consider) short-term flexible working due to family violence. FAMILY VIOLENCE LEAVE What is family violence [...]

CONCERNS OVER DUBIOUS RESTRUCTURE PROCESS

Spark is currently undergoing a significant business restructure which will affect almost 2000 members of its staff. On the face of it, these 1900 or so employees will be losing their jobs. These staff will either be placed on new employment agreements or made redundant. We have been looking at this process from an employment [...]

MBIE TO MAINTAIN DATABASE OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT COMPLAINTS

Women's Minister Julie Genter has announced that the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment will now keep centralised data records concerning allegation of workplace sexual misconduct. Surely gathering such information can only be a good thing, what do you think? Check out the full Stuff.co.nz article. BuckettLaw are well versed in dealing with sexual misconduct complaints, [...]

LABOUR ROLLS BACK 90 DAY TRIAL PERIODS

26 January 2017 The 90-day trial period is kept, but limited, tea breaks are restored, and collective bargaining is strengthened. Do these changes, as the Government says, put fairness back into the workplace and employment relations? Or do they, as Business New Zealand says, fetter business opportunity and growth? We consider the Government's proposed changes. [...]

CAN OUR CURRENT LEGAL FRAMEWORK COPE WITH THE RISE OF THE DIGITAL (GIG) ECONOMY?

Is the digital (gig) economy about to disrupt current workplace legal infrastructure? If so, how will the disruption occur and what will be its impact? Rapid emerging technology is changing the face of the workplace. Here are just a few examples of how automation and digital disruption is affecting certain industries: -  Most large supermarkets [...]
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Porirua City & wider North Wellington Area.
Kapiti Coast (Te Horo, Waikanae, Paraparaumu, Raumati & Otaki ).
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Hamilton, Taupo & wider Waikato Region.
Tauranga, Rotorua & wider Bay of Plenty Region.
Gisborne.
Auckland.

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Blenheim & wider Marlborough Region.
Christchurch.

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Located in the heart of Wellington City, BuckettLaw services clients nationwide, with a strong presence in certain regions. If you are unsure whether you need an employment lawyer, or want a preliminary discussion on your employment issue, get in touch with one of our employment lawyers right away.
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