Ever so often we come across news of sexual harassment on television, in our daily newspapers; you hear it from your friends or colleagues. There are various laws implemented to safeguard people against harassment of all kinds, lawmakers are people we trust when it comes to getting justice, but as per statistics, one in every […]
Employment law is really, really complicated. So much so, that employment lawyers actually exist to help employees and employers work through what the law is, how it is typically interpreted, and even represent employees in court if things get very serious. To make things even more complicated, your rights as an employee change depending on […]
The term HR (human resources) has dramatically transformed the way in which businesses interact with their employees. In time gone by the function of HR was purely administrative, but now employees have a HR department that can cover any aspect of their employment. For example, covering aspects such as pay, employee relations training, holidays and […]
“While cyber security can sound pretty complex, or something that small businesses wouldn’t need to worry about, it all boils down to a few simple steps to keep websites safe, secure, and up-and-running,” CERT NZ Senior Incident Manager Erica Anderson says.
“The Law Society is liaising with the Department of Internal Affairs, but so far has not received firm guidance from the department in relation to the interpretation of that issue,” the organisation said.
The term surrogacy refers to a conception technique where a female carries a baby for another couple who will then become the parents of the child after the child is born. Surrogacy is often used when a female is unable to carry a child as there is some issue related to her uterus. Surrogacy comes […]
“I think it is important to have a diverse range of people attend the conference because overcoming the challenges will require the whole profession to change, not just one half of the lawyers in it,” she says.
Whenever you work your main focus is usually the terms and conditions of your employment. We automatically focus on the pay and perks that a job brings. We may even look at the number of holidays than we are entitled to but there are many aspects of holidays that you may not be aware of. […]
Bullying is the use of external force, threat, intimidation or coercing someone into doing things they aren’t willing to do in an aggressive manner which becomes habitual and repetitive. Bullying over the years has been attributed to behaviours of domination caused by the imbalance of social and physical power. There is always the ‘bully’ and […]
Because of recent revelations, the New Zealand legal profession is currently focused on harassment and bullying. Stephanie Grieve thinks a main aim for the industry must be change that inspires younger generations to still want to join.