Entries by MDJLAW

Availability provisions – Postal Workers Union of Aotearoa Inc v New Zealand Post Ltd (July 2019)

An ‘availability provision’ is a provision in an employment agreement which requires an employee to make themselves available for work on top of their usual hours of work.  Reasonable compensation is required for this availability. In the recent Postal Workers case, the Court was required to decide whether NZ Post could require delivery agents (essentially […]

Significant change has arrived (May 2019)

As you may have heard, Parliament has been busy on the employment law front.  In this update, we summarise the main changes you should to be aware of: Employment Relations Act: 90 day trial periods: as of 6 May 2019, these can only be used by employers with 19 or fewer employees. Probationary periods (which […]