Late last year the Government succeeded in passing one of the most important pieces of its legislative agenda, the Employment Relations Amendment Bill. The majority of the new laws come into force in May 2019. The amendments will:
· Strengthen the legal rights of employees
· Enhance the workplace power of unions
· Ban larger employers from using 90-day trial periods.
Bronwyn Heenan, Senior Associate and Mike Mercer, Senior Solicitor of Simpson Grierson will provide an overview of the new laws to assist you to consider whether your organisations’ employment agreements, practices and policies are compliant ahead of the changes coming into force.
Senior Associate, Simpson Grierson
Bronwyn is a senior associate in the employment law group in the Wellington office. She has significant experience in all aspects of employment law with particular expertise in disciplinary and termination matters (including conducting investigations), change management processes, drafting employment agreements and policies, and health and safety.
Bronwyn regularly attends mediations and represents clients in the Employment Relations Authority, the Employment Court and District Court. Bronwyn acts for clients in the public and private sectors as well as Local Government.
Mike is a senior solicitor in the employment law group in the Wellington office. He has a wide range of experience in all aspects of employment law, including research and advising on disciplinary and dismissal processes, workplace policies, personal grievance issues, human rights, privacy law and health and safety issues.