Employment law

Mobil station fined for making staff pay for 'drive-offs'

Mobil station fined for making staff pay for 'drive-offs'

The issue shows an ‘inherent imbalance of power in an employment relationship'

90 day trial periods - the 2019 law change

90 day trial periods - the 2019 law change

MOTU found no evidence that the ability to use trial periods significantly increases firms' overall hiring

Mitre 10 employees win 'landmark' case

Mitre 10 employees win 'landmark' case

It's the first Collective Agreement in NZ history determined by the Employment Relations Act with a living wage imposed on the employer

Are workplace urine tests breaking the law?

Are workplace urine tests breaking the law?

There are concerns some employers use urine testing to target workers they want to get rid of

Should employers ask staff to work longer hours?

Should employers ask staff to work longer hours?

A victory for the Postal Workers Union against New Zealand Post means the goalposts have shifted

NZ company accused of 'gross negligence'

NZ company accused of 'gross negligence'

The employer has been forced to pay $30,000 in penalties for a total of 60 employment standards breaches