KTC Featured in "LawNews"
The firm is featured in the latest edition of the Auckland District Law Society's newsletter "LawNews" for two big events over the past month - Peter's Investiture ceremony in Wellington and the firm's 20th Anniversary celebration. You can see it here on page 7 of the newsletter
Formal Presentation of Peter Kiely's Honour at Investiture Ceremony
Last week Peter Kiely ONZM attended the formal investiture ceremony in Wellington. He was officially presented with his honour (Officer of the Order of New Zealand Merit) by the Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy.
See the video here.
Peter with Hon Amy Adams, Minister of Justice
Wrongful Dismissal Claim Against NZ Bus Not Upheld
Kiely Thompson Caisley recently represented NZ Bus in a case involving a driver who was fired for assaulting a passenger who told him he was going the wrong way.
Peter Kiely Appointed to ONZM
The Auckland District Law Society recognised Peter Kiely's recent new years honour, in which he was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
Auckland Chamber of Commerce
Peter Kiely provides expert advice in a series of discussions with Michael Barnett of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce
Discussion on Abandonment and Misconduct
Topics covered in this discussion include termination of an employee who hasn't turned up for work, and the difference between misconduct and serious misconduct.
Discussion on Restructuring and Redundancy
Topics covered in this discussion include employer obligations for implementing a redundancy, such as the requirement for a genuine business reason to restructure, the requirement to communicate accurate financial information to affected employees, and restructuring the role of an employee who is already on performance management.
Discussion on Holidays Act Issues
Topics covered in this discussion include employer obligations, arrears claims, entitlements, cashing up leave on your balance sheet, directing when leave is taken, compliance, best practice and much more.
Peter Kiely was part of a panel discussion about current employment issues at the Auckland Chamber of Commerce. The discussion acts as a short guide containing advice on what employers should do.
The 4th edition of Guide to Holidays and Leave was launched at Kiely Thompson Caisley.
The Honourable Michael Woodhouse, Minister of Workplace Relations and Safety, and Consulting Editor Peter Kiely spoke about issues arising out of the Holidays Act and recent amendments to the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act.
Dr Bill Hodge of the University of Auckland law school provided an entertaining commentary.
The book is available on the Wolters Kluwer wesbite, at:
Hon Michael Woodhouse speaks at book launch
Collective Bargaining Roundtable
A number of KTC clients have recently been involved in collective bargaining under the new regime introduced last year. In the 12 months since the statutory framework for collective bargaining was changed, there have been two significant Employment Court decisions in relation to conferring an unlawful preference and good faith in bargaining.
We will be holding several "roundtable" luncheon sessions to consider:
Notices to initiate bargaining
Good faith requirements in bargaining; and
It's a specialist topic. If you are interested in attending please RSVP to email@example.com