medicine for incapacity

Ending Employment For Medical Incapacity 

I’ve written before about what counts as a good reason to dismiss an employee. Those reasons include misconduct, poor performance, redundancy, and even incompatibility. But what if your employee is physically incapable of working? Medical incapacity may seem like a harsh reason to end someone’s employment. But it can be a fair basis to dismiss, in […]

incompatibility

What Is Incompatibility?

It is generally well known that you must have a good reason to dismiss an employee under New Zealand law. The sorts of good reasons you may be familiar with include: that the employee’s position is redundant; that the employee has misbehaved; or that the employee’s performance is not up to scratch. But there are other, […]

When Your Employee Leaves Without Notice

What happens if your employee resigns one day and never comes back to work? They may say, “I’m outta here,” never to return, completely disregarding their obligation to give you a period of notice before they leave. This can be frustrating. The whole point of an employee giving notice is that it allows you some […]

What Is A Fair Exit Package?

Sometimes an employment relationship just doesn’t work out, and both you and your employer know it. Your health may be suffering, your family and friends may be urging you to move on, and you know you would agree to leave if your employer offered you a payment. However, you don’t want to put yourself at […]