Welcome to the Sharp Tudhope Lawyers' blog. Here you will
find topical information and advice relating to a wide range
of areas of law, written by our legal experts.
Thursday February 8, 2018
The Employment Relations Amendment Bill was introduced to Parliament last week. It contains provisions rolling back the last government’s changes to individual terms of employment and to collective bargaining and union rights.
Friday September 2, 2016
Despite legal requirements that all employees have a written employment agreement, thousands of New Zealand employees are still working without one, a recent survey by Statistics New Zealand has showed.
Thursday August 27, 2015
On 13 August the Government has introduced the Employment Standards Legislation Bill for fairer and more productive workplaces.
Friday December 6, 2013
Stories about employers exploiting migrant workers by removing their passports, making them live in substandard housing and work for much less than the minimum wage have appeared with disheartening frequency in the media lately.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has issued warnings to a number of employers for exploitation and employment of illegal workers, but has been powerless to do more.
Tuesday November 12, 2013
Many industries rely heavily on seasonal workers over the busy summer months. Employers hiring seasonal workers need to take care that their contractual arrangements with those employees are consistent with fixed term, rather than permanent employment to avoid employees challenging their dismissal at the end of the season.
Monday July 29, 2013
There have been significant changes to employment law over the last couple of years with more change still to come. We discuss recent changes that are proving to be tricky for some employers. Click the heading above to read more.