Helping Businesses Work : New Zealand’s employment law landscape
The employment law landscape has been a dynamic one over the past 12 months, to say the least. NZ Lawyer caught up with some of the practice area’s top practitioners and each one told us that it’s been an incredibly busy year, what with Law and Colbert v Woodford House and Iona Boards of Trustees shaking up statutory minimum remuneration issues, and Terranova Homes and Care v Service and Food Workers Union bringing concerns around gender-based pay discrimination to a head. Here’s an overview of what’s happened, what’s happening, and a sneak peek at what’s yet to come.
Top tier ready to lobby government about employment issues
A major New Zealand firm has been so surprised by the results of research it conducted into the employment arena, it has created a post-election wish list it plans to take to government
Banning work contact outside of business hours viable solution?
A ground-breaking law to combat work-related stress is being considered around the globe, but would protecting employees from being “permanently reachable” by modern technology actually damage NZ lawyers?
Growing demands on in-house teams
Tim Orsman of Simpson Grierson and Debra Blackett, Head of Legal at BP Oil NZ, discuss the growing demands on in-house teams.
Leading the charge: The most coveted role in law?
Some would say that one Kiwi lawyer has the most coveted role in the New Zealand legal profession: We find out why his job is probably the next best thing to being an All Black
Law firm first organisation in NZ to receive Rainbow Tick
“The days of the old boys club are over”: Law firm becomes first NZ organisation to be awarded the Rainbow Tick - a recognition of a workplace that welcomes sexual and gender diversity