The law regarding break allowances for employees has recently changed.
The Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018 has amended the Employment Relations Act 2000 to state that:
“an employee is entitled to, and the employee’s employer must provide the employee with, rest breaks and meal breaks”.
Are you up to speed with the new changes and what they require?
Trial periods are no longer available for employers with more than 19 employees
If you are an employer that relies on trial period provisions when employing new employees, you need to be aware that the law has now changed.
If you have over 19 employees, you can no longer use the 90 day trial period and any attempt to use one will not be effective. A new approach is needed.
What should you do?
ILANZ 2018 was another hugely energising and enjoyable event. Thank you to everyone involved in organising it!
The official theme of this year’s ILANZ was “No 8 wire”, as a nod to our in-house lawyers' ingenuity and ability to innovate with limited resources. Last year, I used this term in my blog to describe some of the cobbled-together solutions delegates were using – it was a term of endearment. This year, I'm a little less certain we should be celebrating this.
It was great to see our customer Housing New Zealand profiled in LawTalk 917 for their success in working with us on document automation.
You can read the article on the Law Society website here, and the full text is set out below.
If you would like to discuss how document automation could provide similar benefits for you, please get in touch!
In recent weeks, the rather morbid subject of wills has been getting decent airtime on mainstream media. For example, Newshub did a feature on it a few weeks ago, and there are weekly articles on Stuff, such as the one titled "The case of the dead man with two wives but no will returns to court". While a lot of my friends and network will be young(ish) and healthy, and in more customary two-person relationships, does that mean there is no need for a will right now?
For many people, January is a time of reflection and new year resolutions to make a change. Having had a decent break, many people recognise that they are not happy in their current situation and resolve to get a new job.
This article contains some suggestions on how to get the best new legal job for your circumstances.