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Dispute resolution has never been as risky or complex as it is today.  To manage these challenges and achieve your objectives, you need a trusted advocate and advisor in your corner.

 

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Successful outcomes only happen with meticulous planning, skilful execution and a total commitment to achieving results.  Whether that’s in the form of a well-negotiated settlement or favourable judgment, I have the skills, expertise and commitment to achieve those results both inside and outside of the courtroom.

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From the blog

September 24, 2020

Bereavement Leave for Miscarriage

The Holidays (Bereavement Leave for Miscarriage) Amendment Bill (No 2) (“the Bill”) was introduced to Parliament on 27 June 2019 by Labour MP Ginny Andersen. The Bill proposes to remove the ambiguity in the current wording of the Holidays Act 2003 (“the Act”), regarding how bereavement leave applies to miscarriages and still-births. Currently, employees are entitled to bereavement leave on the death of a child, but it is unclear whether this extends to a miscarriage or still-birth.

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January 23, 2020

Preventing or Restricting Employees from Secondary Employment

For some employees, working two different jobs during the same period of time (secondary employment) is attractive, possibly for financial reasons or to provide more variety to their work experience. However, the risks to employers when an employee works for another party as well can be significant. The employee may, inadvertently or intentionally, share confidential, and/or commercially sensitive information belonging to the employer with their other party/colleagues, jeopardise the employer’s reputation, or become dangerously fatigued and create a health and safety risk for the employer.

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