Injury, Safety & RTW

New Zealand: What could the legalisation of cannabis mean for NZ employers?

If cannabis is legalised employers will need to strike a balance between encroaching on the lawful activities employees might engage in during their own time, and ensuring employees are safe and productive at work.  Most of us spend a significant amount of our adult lives at work.  Arguably employers can only control what an employee does in...

Employee Relations & IR

New Zealand: A turning point in triangular employment relations

It is currently full steam ahead in the world of employment legislation and businesses who make use of labour-hire arrangements should take note. The Employment Relations (Triangular Employment) Amendment Bill passed its third and final reading on 27 June 2019, and was promptly given royal assent the following day. The Employment Relations (Triangular Employment) Amendment Act 2019...