Employment Relations Authority news

Year in review and legal outlook for 2020

Year in review and legal outlook for 2020

The current Labour-led coalition government has introduced a range of reforms aimed at increasing the power of unions

How to motivate employees with mental health concerns

How to motivate employees with mental health concerns

Employers must be cautious when initiating performance improvement plans for workers undergoing mental distress

Can NZ employers legally reduce pay?

Can NZ employers legally reduce pay?

Faced with the possibility of retrenchment, some workers might opt to take a pay cut

When does overtime become unreasonable?

When does overtime become unreasonable?

“Salaried employees are often expected to work a reasonable amount of overtime, but one top lawyer says HR should be careful of pushing staff too far.”

When can you dismiss an employee for health and safety breaches?

When can you dismiss an employee for health and safety breaches?

Workers in supervisory roles should be encouraged to promote health and safety policies and compliance with them uniformly