Employment Law Articles
|12 Jun 07
Talkback host has claim cut off by Employment Court
Miles Davis began his broadcasting career with the "TRN" (Radio New Zealand) network as a correspondent covering the Soccer World Cup in France in 1998.
|19 Apr 07
Policy of zero tolerance towards violence fails to justify axing of timber mill worker
Anthony Housham was employed at Juken NZ Ltd's timber mill in Kaitaia as a fork hoist operator. On 22 April 2006 Mr Housham was involved in an altercation with another employee, a Mr Nathan.
|16 Mar 07
Court of Appeal acts quickly to uphold espresso outlet restraint of trade
Mr Hsieh was employed by Fuel Espresso Limited ("Fuel") as a barista in November 2005. He worked from the company's premises at Holland St in Wellington Central.
|23 Nov 06
Accounts clerk accused of being drain on employer's life force
Ms Chin was employed as an accounts clerk by Mr Yong of Yong & Co Chartered Accountants. In 2005, unbeknownst to Ms Chin, Mr Yong loaned $50,000 to her husband.
|26 Oct 06
Significant award to barman following tavern robberies
Mr Davis was employed as a barman/cook by the Portage Licensing Trust at one of its taverns. The tavern was the subject of an robbery in March 1999.
|06 Oct 06
Dismissal of mortgage managers for breach of
Mr Trotter was employed as a mobile mortgage manager by the BNZ. A Mr Parkinson was his area manager.
|08 Sep 06
Bakers change position following parental leave complaint
Ms Harcombe was employed by Bakers Delight (NZ) Limited as a Marketing Business Consultant. She took parental leave from 1 July 2005 until 3 July 2006.
|09 Aug 06
Employment Court upholds dismissal for coercion of staff member during investigation
Ms McKay was employed by Land Transport Safety Authority ("LTSA") as a Regional Administration Manager at its Napier office.
|09 Aug 06
Claim for wages against business partner bears no fruit
John Fisher met Roy Fisher through a mutual interest in their local Filipino club (both men married Filipino ladies and were members of the club). John was a dairy farmer.
|08 Aug 06
Employment Court makes important ruling on new test for dismissal
In 2004 the Employment Relations Act was amended to include a new statutory test for determining whether a dismissal or other action taken by an employer was justified.
|01 Jul 05
Supreme Court rules on employee v contractor case
On 16 June 2005 the Supreme Court released its decision in the long-running Bryson v Three Foot Six case.