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Changes to the Post-Study Work Visa Category

Filed under: Immigration

On 26 November 2018, the government will implement changes to the study to work visa pathway. The migrants who will be affected by this change are international...

What can you do if you are unlawfully in New Zealand – the Section 61 Request

Filed under: Immigration

Occasionally, migrants find themselves unlawfully in New Zealand. This is typically because their visa has lapsed and they have overstayed, or they have...

The new government and potential changes to the Study to Work pathway

Filed under: Employment Law, Immigration, Education

How will the recently changed government in New Zealand affect international students? Changes in immigration policy may impact on the Study to Work pathway....

Immigrating to New Zealand – the investor categories

Filed under: Immigration

An overview of the investor migrant policy - category one and two.

Immigrating to New Zealand – Transitioning from Study to Work

Filed under: Employment Law, Immigration

An overview of New Zealand's "Study to Work" pathway and applying for a visa under the "Skilled Migrant Category" or SMC.

What can schools do about bullying?

Filed under: Human Rights, Education

Bullying is still a common occurrence within the New Zealand school system, despite many powerful and prominent anti-bullying campaigns. Fortunately, there...

Employment agreements and discrimination

Filed under: Contract Law, Employment Law, Employment Relationship Problems, Employment Agreements, Personal Grievances, Human Rights

In New Zealand, the Human Rights Act 1993 and Employment Relations Act 2000 makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an employee (or potential...

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...

Smoking at work

Filed under: Rest Homes & Retirement Villages, Employment Law, Employment Agreements, Health, Human Rights, Utilities

Roughly one in five New Zealand adults smoke tobacco, according to a government social report in 2010. This means there’s a good chance in every workplace...

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...

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