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Bereavement Leave for Miscarriage

By Anneke Reid  |  August 27, 2018 Labour MP Ginny Anderson’s new members’ bill, the Holidays (Bereavement Leave for Miscarriage) Amendment Bill (“the Bill”) was drawn from the ballot and introduced to the House earlier this month.

Post-Employment Restraints

By Anneke Reid  |  August 22, 2018 It is a well-known fact that while employees can be an employer’s greatest asset, they can also be an employer’s biggest potential threat. Employees often need to be privy to a volley of their employer’s confidential and proprietary information to effectively execute their responsibilities. The best way an employer can protect itself from an employee using such information after the employment relationship ends, is to enter into post-employment restraints with the employee.

Increases to Parental Leave Entitlements

By Anneke Reid  |  June 13, 2018 From 1 July 2018, the parental leave entitlement to government-funded parental leave payments for eligible employees will be extended.

Changes to Easter Sunday Trading Laws and the Impact on Shop Employees

By Anneke Reid  |  February 12, 2018 A law has recently been passed allowing local councils to decide whether shops in their district can open on Easter Sunday or not. As part of the changes, the new law has prescribed specific processes which must be followed (by both parties) if an employer wants its shop employees to work on Easter Sunday.