Newsletter Archive

Here is a list of the previous issues of 'The Advocate'

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2018

  • #284 - A Win and a Loss for Trial Periods - Download
  • #283 - Bullying . . . claims and issues - Download
  • #282 - Domestic Violence Victims Legislation - Download
  • #281 - Poor Performance or Misconduct? - Download
  • #280 - Health & Safety at Work Act 2015 - Part 2 Officers and Penalties - Download
  • #279 - Health & Safety at Work Act 2015 - Part 1 Definitions - Download
  • #278 - The Law has teeth - Download
  • #277 - Fixing Fights - Download
  • #276 - 90 Days Notice - Download
  • #275 - Proposed Changes to Employment Laws: Back to a few years ago - Download
  • #274 - Go directly to jail. Do not pass Go. - Download

2017

  • #273 - When Temps become Employees - Download
  • #272 - On-Call Work - Download
  • #271 - Sacked Before Starting - Download
  • #270 - Trial Periods on Trial - Again! - Download
  • #269 - Are you available? - Download
  • #268 - Surprise Search Order - Download
  • #267 - Skirting Around Suppression - Download
  • #266 - Not So Settled - Download
  • #265 - Sequel to the Final Straw - Download
  • #264 - Recalculating Penalties - Download
  • #263 - Zero Hours Contracts/Payment for Rest Breaks - Download
  • #262 - Frustrated? Probably Not - Download

2016

  • #261 - The Final Straw - Download
  • #260 - Conflicting Interests - Download
  • #259 - Employment Court's Expectations Too Stringent - Download
  • #258 - More Trouble with Trial Periods/Transgender 'Transition' - Download
  • #257 - 90 Day Trial Periods; a disadvantage - Download
  • #256 - Minor Matter - Major Consequences . . . a case of insubordination - Download
  • #255 - Parental Leave Changes - Download
  • #254 - Zero Hours Contracts - Download
  • #253 - New Employment Standards - Harsh Penalties for Transgressors - Download
  • #252 - Criminal Conduct Outside the Workplace - Download
  • #251 - A Vexing Question - Download
  • #250 - More on Tripartite or Triangular Arrangements - Download

2015

  • #249 - Out of Time but in with a Chance - Download
  • #248 - Driving Everyone Crazy - Download
  • #247 - The Employment Standards Legislation Bill - Download
  • #246 - An Employment Standards Failure - Download
  • #245 - Failure of a Forfeiture Clause - Download
  • #244 - Righting a Wrong - Download
  • #243 - The Author of his own Misfortune - Download
  • #242 - Pile up at Melling Station - Download
  • #241 - Investigations and Conclusions - Download
  • #240 - Fixed Term Agreements - 20 Years On - Download
  • #239 - Wrong on All Counts - Download
  • #238 - Long time No See - Download

2014

  • #237 - Volunteers - Download
  • #236 - A Touching Story - Download
  • #235 - The Punch - Retaliatory or Instinctive? - Download
  • #234 - Motor Camp Misgivings (Another Sleepover Case) - Download
  • #233 - Just a small theft - Download
  • #232 - The Truth about Lies - Download
  • #231 - Salaries and Averaging Under the Minimum Wage Act/Paid Parental Leave Increases - Download
  • #230 - Concealed Convictions Cost an Employer - Download
  • #229 - Balking at Bonds - Download
  • #228 - Testing Drug & Alcohol Policies - Download
  • #227 - When family and business collide - Download
  • #226 - Facebook Fiasco - Download

2013

  • #225 - Road Rage Revisited - Download
  • #224 - The Third Party Effect - Download
  • #223 - Redundancy Selection/Work Trials - Download
  • #222 - Equal Pay for Similar Work - Download
  • #221 - Talking Off The Record - Download
  • #220 - Redundancy Rationale Revisited - Download
  • #219 - Zip it Sweetie!/Proposed Changes to Employment Relations Act - Download
  • #218 - The Perils of Passing On - Download
  • #217 - Conduct Outside of Workplace/Work Trials - Download
  • #216 - The 'Pre-employment Test' or Work Trial - Download
  • #215 - Multiple Cause Dismissals; Resignations; Non Attendance by One Party; Procedural Issues Reconsidered - Download
  • #214 - Tis the Season to be Jolly - Download

2012

  • #213 - Drug Policies Strictly Applied - Download
  • #212 - A Brawl, A Breach and a Threat! - Download
  • #211 - Personal Grievance Claim Not Raised Correctly - Download
  • #210 - Court Reinstates Abusive Employee - Download
  • #209 - S103A; A Serious Slapping - Download
  • #208 - Applying the "could" instead of the "would" - Download
  • #207 - Personal Grievance Backfires - Employer Awarded Damages - Download
  • #206 - Fixed Term Agreements: Projects & Events - Download
  • #205 - Theft of Trust and Confidence - Download
  • #204 - Outside of Working Hours - Download
  • #203 - Court of Appeal Rejects Sexual Harassment Appeal - Download
  • #202 - More 90 Day Trial Period Woes - Download

2011

  • #201 - Casual or Fixed Term? - Download
  • #200 - When Casual Agreements Mutate - Download
  • #199 - A Disadvantageous Resignation - Download
  • #198 - A Tangled Web of Deceit - Download
  • #197 - Supreme Court Wraps Up Open Country Cheese Saga - Download
  • #196 - A Hopeless Case - Download
  • #195 - When Good Employees go Bad – Theft in the Workplace - Download
  • #194 - What takes a lifetime to build, but only seconds for an employee to destroy? - Download
  • #193 - The Worse for Drink - Download
  • #192 - Earthquake Update - Download
  • #191 - Case Law: Employee Negligence & Unjustified Dismissal - Download
  • #190 - Refusal to Undergo a Drug Test - Download

2010

  • #189 - Legislative Changes - Download
  • #188 - 90,000 Win for Head Chef - Download
  • #187 - Trial Period Case - Employment Court Decision - Download
  • #186 - Suspension and Summary Dismissal in Absence of Express Provisions - Download
  • #185 - Employment Legislation Overhaul - Download
  • #184 - The High Cost of Getting it Wrong - Download
  • #183 - Replacing Striking Workers with Contractors - Download
  • #182 - Scrutinizing Conduct Outside the Workplace - Download
  • #181 - Damages Awarded for Poor Workmanship - Download
  • #180 - Employee Protection Provisions Revisited - Download
  • #179 - Holidays Act 2003 – Recommendations for Change - Download
  • #178 - Not an Employee, so no PG - Download

2009

  • #177 - Plunket Kerplunksy - Download
  • #176 - Court requests good faith report from Authority - Download
  • #175 - Significant award for discrimination on the grounds of disability - Download
  • #174 - Good faith obligations to be “responsive and communicative” a two way street - Request Issue
  • #173 - Sleepovers and the minimum wage issue – The next instalment - Request Issue
  • #172 - Avoiding pandemic pandemonium - Request Issue
  • #171 - Employment Court jurisdiction to make search orders confirmed - Request Issue
  • #170 - Employment agreement found to be frustrated - Request Issue
  • #169 - Redundancy - is the position genuinely superfluous? - Request Issue
  • #168 - NDU's unlawful preference claim against Farmers fails - Request Issue
  • #167 - Tramways decision reheard in the Employment Court - Request Issue
  • #166 - A shift to shifts ruled - Request Issue

2008

  • #165 - Change Management in times of change - Request Issue
  • #164 - Dismissal Without Process Still Justified - Request Issue
  • #163 - Sleepovers – Work time or sleep time? - Request Issue
  • #162 - Employee Protection Clause enforced by Authority - Request Issue
  • #161 - Parental Leave Procedures - Request Issue
  • #160 - Protections for Casual and Temporary Workers - Request Issue
  • #159 - Can an employer consult with an employee on sick leave? - Request Issue
  • #158 - Does your internet policy cover use of social networking sites? - Request Issue
  • #157 - Legislative Changes Afoot - Request Issue
  • #156 - How much is too much sick leave? - Request Issue
  • #155 - Kiwisaver compulsory employer contributions and total remuneration - Request Issue
  • #154 - 2007 - The Year in review - Request Issue

2007

  • #153 - Shock Supreme Court decision on transferred public holidays - Request Issue
  • #152 - Authority at odds over increase in annual leave - Request Issue
  • #151 - The employee's right to input on penalty - Request Issue
  • #150 - Union Visits to the Workplace - Request Issue
  • #149 - Who can do the work of striking employees? - Request Issue
  • #148 - Giving Consideration to Restraints - Request Issue
  • #147 - The Subway or the Highway - Serious Misconduct Revisited - Request Issue
  • #146 - NDU vs GDL- the first interpretation of the 'passing on' provisions of the ERA - Request Issue
  • #145 - Communications Between Employers and Union/Employees During Bargaining - Request Issue
  • #144 - Redundancy Refresher - Request Issue
  • #143 - Individual Employment Agreements: Back To Basics - Request Issue
  • #142 - The Holidays Act 2003 - 3 to 4 weeks or 4 to 5 weeks annual leave? - Request Issue

2006

2005

  • #129 - "Life Imitating Art" - Drama at TVNZ - Request Issue
  • #128 - Speak No Evil, Hear No Evil - Request Issue
  • #127 - Failing to protect protected employees - Request Issue
  • #126 - Employment Relations Policies - Request Issue
  • #125 - Work Stress Costs - Request Issue
  • #124 - The Supreme Law of the Rings - Epilogue on Contractors - Request Issue
  • #123 - Employment Relations (Flexible Working Hours) Amendment Bill 2005 - Request Issue
  • #122 - Serious Misconduct - an overview of the law - Request Issue
  • #121 - Facilitation 2005 or Arbitration Circa 1980 - Request Issue
  • #120 - Shift Work, Public Holiday and Commonsense - Request Issue
  • #119 - Justification - Dismissals and Other Actions - Request Issue
  • #118 - The Return of the Law - Contractors in Middle Earth, The Conclusion - Request Issue

2004

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1998

  • #45 - Ex Post Facto Factors - Request Issue
  • #44 - Employment Court: Harsh and Oppressive? - Request Issue
  • #43 - Parental Leave - Paid or Unpaid? - Request Issue
  • #42 - Wrongful Dismissal - What was it? - Request Issue
  • #41 - Contractual Approach Continues; Changes Afoot - Request Issue
  • #40 - When Employees Give Notice; 90 Days and Exceptional Circumstances - Request Issue
  • #39 - Ruling Restricts Redundancy - Request Issue
  • #38 - Director or Employee?; Sequestration Orders - Request Issue
  • #37 - 100% Contributory Conduct by Employee; Health and Safety in Employment Act - Request Issue
  • #36 - A further Final Word on 6% From the Court of Appeal - Request Issue
  • #35 - Mutual Termination; Changes Ahead for Personal Grievance Procedures - Request Issue
  • #34 - Degrees of Negligence - Request Issue

1997

1996

  • #21 - Constructive Dismissal - Request Issue
  • #20 - Employee Injury or Absence from Workplace - Request Issue
  • #19 - The "Creche" Case - Request Issue
  • #18 - Sexual Harassment in the Workplace - An Overview - Request Issue
  • #17 - Public Holidays - A Gain and A Gain, Payment, Requirement to Work, Lieu Day - Request Issue
  • #16 - The Final Word on 6%; An Employer Strikes Back! - Request Issue
  • #15 - Censorship of Communication Reconsidered; Mutual Termination or Unjustified Dismissal - Request Issue
  • #14 - Recent Court of Appeal Decisions - Failure to Appoint/The Holidays Act/Communication; Health and Safety - The On-going Cost of Injuries - Request Issue
  • #13 - Redundancy - The Obligation to Consult - Request Issue
  • #12 - Employee or Contractor? - Request Issue
  • #11 - More on Remedies - Reinstatement; Personal Grievance Compensation - Request Issue
  • #10 - Employees Have 90 Days to Submit a Personal Grievance - Request Issue

1995

  • #9 - The Holidays Act - Some Good News and Some Bad News - Request Issue
  • #8 - To Suspend or Not to Suspend - Request Issue
  • #7 - Dismissal for Poor Performance - Trotter Revisited; Harsh and Oppressive Contracts - Request Issue
  • #6 - More Bad News on the Holidays Act - Including 6%/Transfer of Public Holidays - Request Issue
  • #5 - Failure to Appoint/Further Censorship of Employer/Employee Communications - Request Issue
  • #4 - Trial Periods Go To Trial; Ratification and Agreement - Request Issue
  • #3 - Has the E. Court become the "Censor of Employer/Employee Communications"? - Request Issue
  • #2 - Personal Grievances - The Cost of Getting it Wrong - Request Issue
  • #1 - Kerry Smith v. Radio I - Fixed Term Contract - Request Issue