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New Zealand HR Employment Law
Julia Shallcrass
KiwiBoss Limited
Julia Shallcrass, KiwiBoss Limited

Julia Shallcrass has more than 10 years’ experience as an employment lawyer.  As director of KiwiBoss, she specialises in delivering training on people management and employment law compliance to help clients create a better workplace.  Julia is an engaging facilitator, and her training is enjoyable, practical, and easy to understand.  


A regular webinar presenter for CCH Learning, Julia provides training through the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce, and has lectured in human resources for tertiary institutions. Through her training, she helps clients resolve staffing problems, clarify legal obligations, and manage contemporary HR issues.  Julia is also an employment columnist for the NZ Herald.

Program Summary

Research shows there is a direct correlation between well-trained managers and greater productivity from motivated staff. With regular changes and updates on the New Zealand labour requirement, this comprehensive two-day course will cover recent employment law changes, contemporary issues in HR, improving productivity, managing sick leave, and handling dismissals. 


In this practical course, you will find out how to apply recent employment law changes to minimum standards and parental leave.  Learn how to improve productivity along with retaining  in your organization, by boosting diversity and flexibility.  Find out how to use surveillance, technology and social media in your workplace, in accordance with the employment and privacy law.


Led by Julia Shallcrass, a specialist in employment law education, she will show you how to manage long-term sick leave, and provide support to employees returning from medical recuperation.  Furthermore, find out if you can terminate for medical incapacity.  This course is easy to understand and will provide you with the information you need know before exiting senior staff, including an employer’s obligations around dismissals.

Programs, dates and locations are subject to change. In accordance with Clariden Global policy, we do not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national or disability in admission to our programs.


This comprehensive two-day course will cover recent updates on employment law changes, new employment standards (covering zero contract hours and employment minimum standards), sick/parental leave and handling terminations and dismissals effectively. 


Led by Julia Shallcrass, Employment Lawyers with over 15 years of advisory experience, Julia will show you how to  apply recent employment law changes to minimum standards and parental leave and ensure compliance with more robust process as the new minimum standards under Employment Standards Legislation Bill would require employers to have far more robust processes around record keeping. You will also know how to use the right surveillance, technology and social media in your workplace that is compliant with New Zealand's employment and privacy law.


This program will also provide you with comprehensive legal frameworks and proven techniques in handling grievances and disciplinary actions. You will find out how to conduct grievance handling and disciplinary procedures in your organization and identify acceptable reasons for dismissal and how to carry out termination and disputes while protecting your organization from costly litigations.


Drawing lessons from practical case studies drawn from real legal cases, you will be equipped with the knowledge required to handle changes in employment law and put into place the necessary processes and procedures to ensure full compliance with New Zealand's latest employment Laws.

What You Can Expect

  • Discover how to apply employment law changes to your workplace
  • Find out how to reduce risk when dealing with staff misconduct
  • Adapt  new HR trends like greater use of technology and social media
  • Improve productivity and retention of staff in sustaining your organizational growth
  • Manage sick leave and difficult situations of medical incapacity

Who Will Benefit Most

This course is essential for HR business partners, HR managers, HR advisors and employment lawyers.  It is also useful for business owners, line managers and senior executives with HR responsibilities. 

Program Outline

Day One: Employment Law & HR Changes - Managing Privacy and Technology

Morning - Managing Employment Law Changes and HR trends 

  • Update on employment law minimum standards  
  • Parental leave changes
  • Wage deductions changes
  • Applying updates to your workplace
  • Recent HR trends to improve productivity and retention
  • Improving diversity and flexible work practices

Afternoon – Privacy & Technology: Social Media and Surveillance

  • Privacy issues in the workplace
  • Employer’s obligations under Privacy Act 1993
  • Technology and workplace surveillance
  • How to use technology effectively at work
  • Managing social media in the workplace


Day Two – Managing Medical Incapacity, Disciplinary Issues and Termination

Morning – Managing Sick Leave and Medical Incapacity

  • Managing sick leave 
  • Dealing with medical incapacity
  • Managing absenteeism and long-term absences
  • Case law on medical incapacity

Afternoon – Disciplinary investigations and Terminations

  • Disciplinary issues  and investigations
  • Exiting senior executives and terminations
  • Case law on disciplinary investigations

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Venue: Stamford Plaza, Auckland
Date: 11 - 12 October 2017
Faculty: Julia Shallcrass
Early Bird 1: NZ$ 2,195 by 16 Aug 2017
Early Bird 2: NZ$ 2,395 by 13 Sep 2017
Regular Fee: NZ$ 2,495
Group Discount: 2nd participant get 10%, or register 3 participants and 4th participant get a complimentary seat
(1 discount scheme applies)
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