The NZ Employment Law Guide 2015 contains practical and easy-to-read coverage of employment law, together with precise references to statutory instruments and case law. It provides a comprehensive overview of an expanding and changing field of law, as well as directions for further investigation of specific issues.
The guide discusses employment law from both individual and collective perspectives. It covers the law on employment relations, employment agreements, working hours, remuneration, disputes, grievances, termination of employment, health and safety, discrimination and privacy. Significant decisions of the Employment Relations Authority and the courts are used to show how employment law is interpreted and applied in real life. This edition is based on the law in effect at 1 January 2015, together with key case decisions and developments in practice to that date.
The guide provides full coverage of the March 2015 amendments to the Employment Relations Act, including:
- details of the new rules for rest breaks and meal breaks
- new employer responsibilities in restructuring situations
- refinements to good faith disclosure obligations
- abolition of the “30-day” rule
- flexible working rights extended.
Other recent developments covered include:
- industry training and apprenticeships reform
- the proposed Health and Safety at Work Act.