Tag Archives: Employment Relations

Can you still have a tea break at work?

Last year the government removed the right to mandatory tea breaks. The Prime Minister reassured New Zealanders that ‘post the passing of this law, will you all of a sudden find thousands of workers who are denied having a tea break? The answer is absolutely not’. We now know the Prime Minister’s assurance could be misleading. Companies […]

Changes to collective agreements, the 90-day trial period, strike action, and meal breaks.

When things go wrong in an employment agreement both the employee and the employer  are expected to deal with each other in good faith to try to resolve the situation. If you can’t resolve the problem yourselves, NZ employment law provides processes for resolving grievances. Recently NZ Parliament passed workplace reforms The law change bringing in workplace reforms, including the […]

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Employment Law and Email Privacy

  In New Zealand electronic communications are not considered property and therefore cannot be stolen. But can an employer access your emails and use them as reasons to dismiss an employee? Recently aspects of the NZ privacy law and how it relates to emails have been in the forefront of political events. The election campaign has […]

HR and Employment Law Summit 2014

Join the Queen City Law team and Hon. Simon Bridges MP, Minister of Labour at the HR and Employment Law Summit on the 7th May at the Stamford Plaza Hotel in Auckland for an overview of the Government’s directions in Employment Law, Employment Relations and Workplace H&S policies. Visit the website at CCH Learning and […]