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Landmark Employment Court Decision – Cathay Pacific Pilots

We appeared recently in the Employment Court representing a group of Cathay Pacific pilots who are based in New Zealand, but spend most of their working time outside of New Zealand.  Their employment contract specified that their employment was subject to the laws of Hong Kong.  Their employment conditions contained a mandatory retirement age of…

A Failed Applicant for a Position Succeeds in the Human Rights Review Tribunal

In a Decision of 27 February 2014, the Human Rights Review Tribunal of New Zealand determined that as part of the employer’s obligation, it was required to disclose the C.V.’s and personal information of other applicants regarding an unsuccessful Applicant who was alleging he was discriminated against on the basis of age. The Tribunal stated…

Final (Almost) Changes to the Employment Relations Act 2014

The Transport and Industrial Relations Committee reported back to Parliament late last year and the Government has indicated its proposed reconsiderations to the Amendment Bill. To summarise the Amendment Bill:- Clarifies disclosure requirements Provides for a new process to terminate collective bargaining There is also a new procedure to provide for an employer deciding to…