Entries by Komal Kumar

Here We Go Again: Lessons In Paying Staff During Lockdown

With Auckland going into lockdown again at Alert Level 3 from 12 August 2020, and the possibility of further periods of lockdown ahead, businesses around the country need to plan how to deal with staff if their operations are restricted. Here are some of the lessons from the first lockdown about your obligations to pay […]

Can You Still Use A 90-Day Trial Period?

By now you may be well aware that not all businesses can use the 90-day trial period law. Nowadays, a business can only enter into an employment agreement that includes a 90-day trial period if it has less than 20 employees. This change, which took effect from 6 May 2019, adds to the list of […]

Must You Pay Staff Who Refuse To Work During A Pandemic?

Certain businesses are now able to open under Alert Level 3 and even more will go on to open under Alert Level 2. Business owners will likely have looked forward to this since the lockdown began. Some of your staff, however, might not be keen to return to work right away. What can you do […]

How To Manage Staff Remotely During Lockdown

As at the date of this article, New Zealand is still in the COVID-19 Level Alert 4 phase. However, we now know that people who can work from home will need to keep working remotely when New Zealand moves to Alert Level 3. This will be the first time that many employers have managed remote […]