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Parental Leave Permutations

The entitlements under the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act 1987 are not easily summarised. The best summary I have seen is this table issued by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Yet, you almost need a degree to interpret it. However, that’s not the fault of the Ministry

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How To Win Your Personal Grievance, But Lose The War

Did you know that you can win your personal grievance claim but still lose? This happens when you convince the Employment Relations Authority that you were unfairly dismissed, but for one reason or another, you come out worse off financially than when you began. Imagine spending $230k in legal fees

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Do I Need a Code of Conduct?

No, you don’t need one. But there are good reasons why you would want one. As I have explained elsewhere, if you employ staff, you are legally obliged to be a good communicator. You must talk to them. And your work policies, company manuals, and codes of conduct are ways

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What Does It Mean To Solicit Clients?

Sometimes your job can curtail your freedom when you decide to leave. This can happen when you agreed to a restraint of trade clause in your employment agreement. Restraint of trade clauses can take various forms. One common restriction prohibits you from soliciting your former employer’s clients or customers for

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Will I Get Paid If My Employer Goes Into Liquidation?

It’s a sad day when any company fails. And if you were employed by the company and are left unpaid for work you performed, it feels even worse. Often, when we say a company has failed, we mean it has been put into liquidation. That can happen when the company

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