Vaccines and the Workplace

Vaccines and the Workplace

Employers must provide paid time off for employees to get vaccinated Employees are now eligible for paid time off from work to receive their COVID-19 vaccination. Many employers are already doing this to encourage their workforce to be fully vaccinated. New Zealanders...
Vaccines and the Workplace

When Public Holidays fall on Saturday or Sunday

PUBLIC HOLIDAY FALLS ON SATURDAY How to work out pay and holiday entitlements for a calendar date public holiday falling on a Saturday. Examples: Christmas falls on Saturday – employee normally works Saturday Sarah has a part-time job at a service station. She...
Vaccines and the Workplace

Employment NZ – Cutting Back or Increasing Hours

[EMPLOYMENT NZ] CUTTING BACK OR INCREASING HOURS If an employment agreement has the employee’s hours of work, then an employer can’t change them without the employee’s agreement. If the employment agreement says that an employer can change the hours of...
Vaccines and the Workplace

Employment NZ – Hours of Work

[EMPLOYMENT NZ] HOURS OF WORK An employee’s hours of work must be agreed to by the employer and employee in a written employment agreement. Any agreed hours of work or an indication of the arrangements relating to the times the employee is to work must be in the...
Vaccines and the Workplace

COVID-19 Vaccination Status and Privacy Rights

[PRIVACY COMMISSIONER] THE COVID-19 VACCINATION AND PRIVACY RIGHTS A person’s vaccination status is personal information and so falls under the protections laid out in the Privacy Act 2020. However, as we have outlined previously, there are limited situations where an...