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News: Simpson Grierson welcomes senior associate Katherine Viskovic

Simpson Grierson has strengthened its Wellington local government and environment team with the appointment of Katherine Viskovic as Senior Associate. Katherine joined the team on 8 September 2014.…

15 Sep 2014

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News: "Payment instead of notice" renders trial period clause defective

In Hutchison v Canon New Zealand Ltd [2014] NZERA Wellington 72, Mr Hutchison was advised on the 89th day, that his employment was being terminated in accordance with the trial period clause in his employment agreement. Mr Hutchison received one weeks' pay in accordance with his employment agreement which provided that Canon New Zealand Ltd may terminate his employment by giving "one week's written notice or payment instead of notice".…

12 Sep 2014

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News: Procedural Fairness – has the bar been set too high?

The Employment Relations Authority issued a decision last week awarding a farm worker remedies, despite finding that he had mistreated a farm animal and that his actions amounted to serious misconduct.…

08 Sep 2014

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News: Simpson Grierson becomes the first organisation in New Zealand to be awarded the Rainbow Tick

Simpson Grierson is the first organisation in New Zealand to meet the standard required to be awarded the Rainbow Tick.   …

28 Aug 2014

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News: What do the Fair Trading Act infringement offences mean for your business?

The Fair Trading (Infringement Offences) Regulations 2014 (the Regulations) have introduced the latest changes to the Fair Trading Act 1986 (the Act). These changes came into force on Friday 8 August 2014. and involve the introduction of infringement notices and fees under Part 5 of the Act for certain offences.…

11 Aug 2014

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