Employment

March 23, 2022

Vaccine passes and mandates to go: what does that mean for employers who have mandated for vaccinations?

The government announced today that from 11:59pm Monday 4 April it will remove vaccine mandates for education, police and defence force workers, and businesses operating vaccine […]
March 16, 2022

Omicron is here: What employers need to know about paying staff isolating at home

The long-anticipated Omicron outbreak is well and truly here. With daily COVID-19 case numbers reaching the tens of thousands, many Kiwi businesses will already be feeling […]
February 22, 2022

Vaccine mandates are to wind down: what does this mean for employers who have dismissed unvaccinated workers (and for those who lost their jobs)?

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/300523020/covid19-nz-jacinda-ardern-says-mandates-will-wind-down-after-omicron-peak Although the news that mandates will wind down after the Omicron peak will be a relief to many, it immediately raises questions for employers who […]
March 15, 2021

Workers of the World Rejoice: Government poised to increase Sick Leave entitlements

The Government is set to increase employer-funded sick leave for employees from 5 to 10 days per 12 month period. The Holidays (Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment […]