Employment / 20.08.2015

At the recent update hosted by the Employment Relations Authority we were reminded how crucial it is for employers to have tangible written records of their disciplinary processes.  Without this written evidence, it is virtually impossible to successfully defend a personal grievance claim. The good...

Employment / 31.07.2015

With the drop in the milk payout it may be tempting to cut costs by reducing staff numbers.  However, as always with employment, making staff redundant is not as straightforward as it seems.  To avoid an employee taking a personal grievance, employers need to be...

General News, Property / 20.07.2015

A recent topical issue that we are coming across more and more is that of meth-tainted homes. We have heard of situations where people move in to a home and then suffer health consequences. When investigating further, they find that the house has been contaminated...