Trial Period Decision – September 2016

The Employment Relations Authority recently held that a trial period clause in an individual employment agreement was invalid because it did not specify the actual trial period commencement date.   The Authority determined this was a requirement of Section 67A.   As a result the trial period clause was invalid and the employer was unable to…

Murdered at work

17/10/13   Murdered at work   The District Court at Waitakere, on 14 October 2013, issued a long-awaited Decision regarding a security guard who was murdered at his place of work on his first night of employment.  We successfully defended the Employer, CNE Security Limited, which faced a number of charges, some of which were…