August 5, 2020

Triangular Employment Update

The most common type of “triangular employment” is when a labour hire or recruitment company arranges for their employees to do work for a third party […]
July 22, 2020

Paying Staff Under the Table?

Wakefields Lawyers understands the challenges that come with running your own business, particularly when you get busy enough to start thinking about taking on staff. Employing […]
May 13, 2020

Know what you don’t know – and get help!

We’ve been helping a number of employee clients recently, with a worrying theme running through many of their claims that their employer simply didn’t know what […]
May 4, 2020

Getting Redundancy Right

The first wave of redundancies is well and truly here and it’s not pretty. We’ve been conducting free consultations in these last few weeks, some of which have […]
July 4, 2019

All About Employment Relationships

It’s no surprise that employment relationships are a major feature of our lives. Many of us spend more time at work than we do in our […]
June 10, 2019

Work Place Bullying. Should Employers Be Concerned? The Answer Is Yes.

With the recent publication of the External Independent Review, ‘Bullying and Harassment in the New Zealand Parliamentary Workplace’ and the ongoing coverage of bullying in the […]
March 25, 2019

New ‘Gateways’ For Employers and Migrants

Immigration New Zealand is seeking feedback on its proposal to change work visa settings; to make them more employer-led, and hopefully, more responsive to the labour […]
February 11, 2019

New Zealand’s Long Term Skills Shortage

IMPORTANT: From June 2018, there have been changes to the work visa system, leaving skills shortages to not be relevant anymore. Please check out the Wakefields […]
July 29, 2018
Importing Staff

Ever Considered Importing Your Staff?

  With applications for labour-market-tested work visas often taking 60 days or more to process and continuing low unemployment, it’s timely to consider whether becoming an […]