Covid-19 Red Traffic Light Guide

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”904″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text] As of 11:59pm on Sunday 23rd January 2022, New Zealand shifted to the red traffic light setting following confirmation of community transmission of the Omicron variant. The red traffic light setting is similar to the orange setting which we entered on 3 December 2021. We have summarised the differences below: Face covering rules […]

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Introducing Vaccination Policies in the Workplace

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”860″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]There has been a lot of discussion about this in New Zealand. Employers have several considerations to take into account if they want to introduce such a policy in their workplace — See our previous update here. An excellent guide has now been created by the Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum to assist employers […]

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First Case on Mandatory Vaccination in New Zealand

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”864″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text] Can employers require their employees to be vaccinated, given the Delta variant of COVID-19 is now circulating in New Zealand? The Employment Relations Authority has recently released its determination in GF v New Zealand Customs Service, upholding New Zealand Customs’ decision to dismiss a border worker who refused to get vaccinated. […]

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Health and Safety for Alert Levels 4 and 3

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”867″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Here’s a safety update to all our essential businesses and services operating in level 4 (also other business that can operate at level 3). Keeping your workers’ healthy and safe is vital to helping to look after front line workers and the public. Specific health and safety steps will vary between businesses, […]

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Wage Subsidy Declarations

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”872″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text] August 2021 Wage Subsidy – Now Open for Applications The Wage Subsidy August 2021 Scheme is now open for online applications through the Ministry of Social Development. As with previous, schemes, there are a number of declarations that Businesses and Self-Employed people must make.  These declarations form part of your application. […]

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