Case Studies

Internal Investigations

Increasingly employers are being required to consider whether a concern or complaint needs to be investigated prior to a formal disciplinary process being implemented. Generally, this will require a gathering and assessment of the facts prior to a decision on potential disciplinary action being made. To seek to move to a disciplinary process without undertaking

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Chasing debts from employees

It is not an uncommon situation that an employee terminates their employment and does not return all company property or repay any outstanding debts. Where the employee has wages or annual leave entitlements owing to them, subject to the deduction provisions of section 5 of the Wage Protection Act 1983, some amount of recovery may

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Union fails to follow due process in dismissing one of its Organizers

Based on information obtained from the Companies Office, Union Organizations represent 14.30% of the total New Zealand workforce. The unions exist to provide employment relations support to their members and to lobby for worker rights and entitlements at a national level. To fulfil these functions, the Union will employ individuals into the role of a

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time and date

When does a notice period begin and end?

For many employers it has always been accepted that, if an employee resigns or is terminated from their employment, the date on which the notice was given becomes the first day of the contractual notice period. A recent decision from the Employment Relations Authority may make you rethink this. Ms Sheridan was employed by Pact

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