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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 time periods and works on an “as required” basis. If a worker […]

Unjustified Dismissal – Were you fired in an unfair manner?

Were you fired from your job in an unfair manner? In New Zealand, all employees are given the right to pursue a personal grievance claim under the Employment Relations Act 2000 (“the Act”) if they have any of the following issues: • Unjustifiable dismissal (where you were fired unfairly) • unjustifiable action which disadvantages 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 […]

Marcus & Rita at Employment Law Conference May 7th

Marcus and Rita presenting at Employment Law Conference May 7th   The Queen City Law team joined 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 […]

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 […]

"You're fired" – Do you have a personal grievance claim?

Dismissal We have all seen the Hollywood movies, the dramas and also heard of outrageous conduct “warranting” dismissal. However, does serious misconduct actually justify dismissal in New Zealand?  The short answer is “no.”  Hardly any serious misconduct will warrant immediate dismissal as the Employment Relations Act 2000 has taught us that due process and good […]

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