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Employment Fundamentals - managing the relationship 2019 - Online CPD

Bridget Smith Andrea Twaddle
Bridget Smith
SBM Legal
Andrea Twaddle
Davidson Twaddle Isaac Lawyers Limited

Package includes:

Online CPD Module  l  Electronic Booklet  l  PowerPoint Presentation

Package Fee (incl GST)

  • $149 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $179 - Non-members

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Online CPD Module

Presentation time: 90 minutes

At the heart of the employment relationship is the principle of good faith, with employees and employers obliged to deal with each other fairly and reasonably at all times.

It is imperative that you are able to provide your clients with timely and effective advice in the employment arena. Relatively small issues, that are not effectively addressed from the outset, can rapidly escalate and morph into much larger problems for your clients.

This module will consider key aspects of the employment relationship including good faith, changing terms, disciplinary action and performance management.

In considering these aspects, it will examine the practical implications of s 103A and s 4 of the Employment Relations Act 2000. Section 103A sets out a test for determining whether an employer’s actions were that of a fair and reasonable employer in the circumstances.

Advice to ensure a fair process will be covered from the perspectives of the employer and employee.

Additionally, it will look at, in what circumstances it would be advisable to recommend that the client engage the services of an independent investigator.

Learning objectives

After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Identify the key issues that typically emerge in employment relationships.
  • Apply this understanding when advising clients.

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Electronic Booklet 

Authors: Bridget Smith, Andrea Twaddle
Published: 13 June 2019
Pages: 40


This webinar will consider key aspects of the employment relationship including:

  • good faith;
  • the test of justification;
  • changing terms of employment;
  • disciplinary action; and
  • performance management.

No webinar of this kind can hope to do justice to the myriad of issues that arise within employment relationships. This webinar will:

  • provide fundamental information on the obligations of an employer in managing common issues likely to arise in the employment relationship; and
  • assist practitioners to identify those issues on which you can give advice generally, and those on which you may need to seek the assistance of a specialist.

The key to managing all employment relationships is the obligation to act in good faith, fairly and reasonably in the circumstances. This should be the starting point to guide any issue.

PowerPoint Presentation

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