Aggrieved employees may start eschewing the ERA if the Human Rights Review Tribunal continues to hand out high awards, warns one top law firm.
Courts are beginning to reassess compensation levels after almost 20 years of stagnation, says one leading employment expert.
There have been a number of refinements made to the Health and Safety Reform Bill from the exposure draft released last year – HRM highlights the changes made.
Employers could face hefty fines and even imprisonment for breaching the new safety laws. HRM investigates what the Health and Safety Reform Bill could mean for New Zealand employers.
A High Court ruling is serving as a reminder to employers that an accident resulting from a worker’s foolish actions won’t exonerate them.