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Lifestyles of the rich and the famous – Life Rights Agreements

Filed under: Media, Privacy

With the rise of “celebrity”, where anyone with a smartphone and internet access can command a legion of followers, producers may wish to capitalise on...

Employer access to your criminal or credit history...

Filed under: Employment Law, Privacy

When can an employer access a job applicant’s criminal or credit history?

Proposed changes to employment law

Filed under: Workplace Injuries, Employment Law, Employment Relationship Problems, Employment Agreements, Personal Grievances, Redundancy, Mediation, Privacy

At the last election, the Government committed to making changes to employment law. Its proposals were published in June 2013, in the form of the Employment...

Checking references when recruiting a new employee

Filed under: Criminal Charges, Employment Law, Employment Relationship Problems, Employment Agreements, Personal Grievances, Immigration, Privacy

When an employer is hiring a new employee, it’s important to carry out reference checks before confirming an offer of employment. Many employers also...

Work emails: Privacy, pitfalls and porn

Filed under: Employment Law, Employment Relationship Problems, Employment Agreements, Personal Grievances, Information Technology, Media, Privacy

Email has become an essential work tool for many people, but providing employees with email can be a double-edged sword, as numerous employers are finding....

Privacy law for employers in New Zealand

Filed under: Employment Law, Employment Relationship Problems, Employment Agreements, Personal Grievances, Media, Privacy

Every so often we hear stories in the media about major privacy breaches, not uncommonly on the part of a public sector organisation. These media ‘storms’...

Can an employer get medical information from an employee’s doctor?

Filed under: Workplace Injuries, Employment Law, Employment Relationship Problems, Employment Agreements, Personal Grievances, Human Rights, Mental Health, Privacy

Situations sometimes arise where an employer needs information about an employee’s medical condition or claim of ill health. For example, if they’ve been...

Covert surveillance in the workplace

Filed under: Employment Law, Employment Relationship Problems, Employment Agreements, Personal Grievances, Information Technology, Privacy

There are occasions where an employer may want to “spy” on employees without telling them, for example if there has been theft. However, employees may...

Providing references for an ex-employee

Filed under: Employment Law, Employment Relationship Problems, Employment Agreements, Personal Grievances, Redundancy, Privacy

Providing employee references: issues for employers

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