Employment Law Update – August 2019

Employment Law Update – August 2019

In April/May 2019, there were many legislative changes in employment, yet some people still appear to be oblivious to these changes.  The main changes have been set out below for your reference. Domestic Violence Leave In April 2019, a completely new type of...
Employment 101: Common Questions in Employment

Employment 101: Common Questions in Employment

QCL Lawyer Tina Hwang answers some common questions in regards to Employment Law. What is the difference between a casual and permanent employee? There is no statutory definition of “casual” employees. A Casual employee is normally hired to do specific work for short...
Can you still have a tea break at work?

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...
Can you still have a tea break at work?

Migrant exploitation 'must be avoided'

Queen City Law strongly urge all migrants starting businesses in New Zealand to get familiar with the Employment laws as running a business in NZ is very different to running a business in the home country. Sometimes this can lead to a very unpleasant situation where...