Employment

Understand employer’s duty of care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tip 1: Understand your obligations to your employees if you have to down-size or close your operations.

Tip 2: Make sure you make your employees aware of and apply for the Government assistance package.

Call AdviceLine on 0800 300 362.

Practice Kit on Restructuring and Redundancy: Digital Download

EMA Legal has developed a Practice Kit on Restructuring and Redundancy to assist employers who have to navigate this complicated area of employment law so they can reduce their risk of exposure to costly personal grievance claims.

Building a culture of thriving, not just coping under Alert Level 2

In this video you will hear from Paula Stenhouse, People & Capability Manager at Trustpower as she shares their people strategy story and the continuing journey, and dives into how and why organizational learning and open communication is at the heart of their culture. Erin O’Brien, People & Culture Manager at Overland Footwear, joins for Q+A where we answer your burning workplace culture questions!

Webinar Series In Partnership with
ATEED and Regional Business Partner Network

Medical Absence / COVID19 as an illness

The arrival of a new illness doesn’t mean the rules no longer apply. Watch today’s video and hear from Shelley Kopu, Employment Law Leader from EY Law as she talks you through navigating medical absence with your staff, employer obligations of good faith, sick leave and The Privacy Act.

Webinar Series In Partnership with
ATEED and Regional Business Partner Network

Restructure & Redundancy

Hear from Matthew Dearing, Head of Legal for EMA and Jason Tuck, Employment Relations Consultant as they talk through the complexities of restructure and redundancy. They will discuss the impact wage subsidy payments,  changes of hours and 80% payments have on potential restructure and redundancy plans.

Webinar Series In Partnership with
ATEED and Regional Business Partner Network

Managing Employee Leave (Updated Q & A)

The EMA Head of Legal Matt Dearing and Teuila Clifford, Payroll Services Manager from Foodstuffs, cover the really hard stuff when the rubber-hits-the-road, and what the law means in practice.  This is a deeper dive into the wage subsidy and the Easter public holidays from a Payroller’s perspective.

Webinar Series In Partnership with
ATEED and Regional Business Partner Network

Managing Employee Leave

Hear from Payroll expert Teuila Clifford from Foodstuffs, and Matthew Dearing, Head of EMA Legal as they talk through how to navigate the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, the wage subsidy, and the Holidays Act. This includes a 40 minute Q+A, with your curliest questions being answered.

Webinar Series In Partnership with
ATEED and Regional Business Partner Network

Retention & Redeployment

Join Matthew Dearing, Head of EMA Legal as we explore how to effectively redeploy staff to keep them employed, legal parameters in your existing contract and policies framework, and how to ensure staff are comfortable and ready to take on new workloads.

Other resources

EMA Learning

Employment Law Requirements

An introductory course for small business owners and managers. It provides knowledge of key Acts in employment law to avoid penalties associated with personal grievance claims.

For more information and dates, head to the EMA course page.

EMA Services

Legal

When you want modern and cutting edge employment law advice and representation provided by a team that truly understands New Zealand employers and businesses. The team is made up of specialist employment lawyers who work solely for employers at exclusive.