August 26, 2021

COVID-19 – Employee Vaccination FAQs

With the pandemic feeling more real than ever, many business owners are wondering what they can do to keep their employees and businesses safe. Getting vaccinated […]
August 19, 2021

COVID-19 – Getting Your Employment Response Right

As we enter Level 4 lockdown again, the last thing your business needs is to be exposed to the risk of a personal grievance, so take […]
May 27, 2021

Employers – Do You Hire Migrant Workers?

For advice on how to avoid penalties and minimise delays in getting the workers you need, read on. Immigration New Zealand (INZ) are making some major […]
May 27, 2021

Minimum Wage is Going Up

The minimum wage is set to increase from 1 April 2021as follows: $20 per hour for adult workers (increased from $18.90 per hour); and $16 per […]
November 6, 2020

Equal Pay Amendments Now in Force!

In July this year, Parliament unanimously agreed to changes to the Equal Pay Act 1972, which come into force today, 6 November 2020. The changes are […]
October 30, 2020

What does a Labour election win mean for the employment landscape?

Now that the dust has settled after the recent election, what does the Labour parliamentary majority mean for the employment law landscape? Unsurprisingly, Labour’s Workplace Relations […]
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 […]