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Trial periods – paying out notice period – Employment Lawyer – Business Lawyer – Dukesons Business Law

September 2019

This Blog isn't legal advice – if you need legal advice on any employment law issue or any other business law or commercial law issue, please contact me. I'm a business lawyer (commercial lawyer) who… Read more

Triangular Employment Relationships – Employment Lawyer – Business Lawyer – Dukesons Business Law

August 2019

Agencies who provide labour to Clients, and Clients who hire labour from Agencies, should understand important changes to employment law that may have consequences for them. Read more

Availability comes at a price – Employment Lawyer – Business Lawyer – Dukesons Business Law

May 2019

This recent Employment Court case sounds a warning for employers who have ignored changes in employment law. It concerned an availability provision. Read more

Important changes to Employment Law Imminent - Employment Lawyer – Business Lawyer - Dukesons Business Law

April 2019

This blog focuses only on the extent to which individual employment agreements will be affected by important changes that will take effect from 6th May 2019. Read more

Performance Issues vs Misconduct - Employment Lawyer – Business Lawyer - Dukesons Business Law

March 2019

In a recent case (McKenna v New Zealand Automobile Association), an employee was alleged to have made a number of processing errors. The employer viewed this as misconduct and ultimately terminated… Read more

Trial Periods vs Probationary Periods - Employment Lawyer – Business Lawyer - Dukesons Business Law

January 2019

Especially due to changes in the law that come into force in May 2019, it's crucial to understand the difference between trial periods and probationary periods. Read more

Employee Justifiably dismissed even though not? Employment Lawyer – Dukesons Business Law

November 2018

An employee who was found to have been unjustifiably dismissed came out on the wrong side of things for having misappropriated her employer's confidential information (this was unrelated to the reason… Read more

Wake Up - It could happen to you - Lessons for all Businesses - Commercial Lawyer – Contract Lawyer – Dukesons Business Law

November 2018

Business contracts and business conduct, especially in relation to consumers, have been subject to much attention by the Commerce Commission (CC). That sounds a warning to businesses of all kinds… Read more

Salaries and the Minimum Wage – Employment Lawyer – Business Lawyer – Dukesons Business Law

September 2018

Some employers may not know that the requirement to pay the minimum wage under the Minimum Wage Act applies whether an employer pays wages or salary. Read more

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