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Long-anticipated changes to New Zealand’s key piece of employment law legislation took effect on 6 March 2015. They relate to good faith, collective bargaining, flexible working arrangements, continuity of employment for specified employees, rest breaks and meal breaks, and the Employment Relations Authority.

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the various changes – direct and indirect – brought about by the amending legislation.
  • Become appraised of perceived ‘problem areas’ going forward.
  • Gain insight into the practical implications of the changes for you and for your clients.

Who should view?

Employment lawyers at junior-intermediate level, general practitioners and other lawyers seeking to become appraised of the changes. Advocates may also benefit from attending.
 

Presenters

Kate Ashcroft
Senior Associate, Buddle Findlay 

Kate Ashcroft is a Senior Associate and employment law specialist with Buddle Findlay, a leading national law firm. Kate has extensive experience in all aspects of employment law and has represented and advised employers across a range of industries, including in education, transport, manufacturing, retail, forestry, telecommunications and local government.


Helen White

Barrister

Helen has experience representing both unions and their members. She has represented a range of unions representing workers of many walks of life, from airline workers to bus drivers during industrial action and restructuring. Recently she has represented unions and their members in matters of contractual interpretation, industrial action, classification with regard to vulnerability and dismissal. She pursued the successful reinstatement of the "Harlem Shakers". She is particularly interested in solving the problem of exploitative use of contracting. 

Chair


Mark Donovan

Barrister