Are Restraints of Trade Enforceable?

I often hear employers and employees say restraint of trade clauses are not enforceable and that we don’t need to bother with them. That’s not exactly true. In fact, not so long ago the Employment Court encouraged us all to take post-employment restraints more seriously when it declared: ‘Gone are the days, if they ever […]

What You Need To Know About 90-day Trial Periods

The 90-day trial period has been part of the New Zealand employment law landscape since 2009, but employers and employees are still coming to terms with how it operates. The Government hoped that the law would reduce the number of personal grievances for unjustified dismissal, while also encouraging employers to give more employees a chance […]