The second wave of the NZIOB’s COVID-19 themed webinars will be launched next week, with a new suite of topics, as well as the return of an earlier theme.

Upcoming webinar

COVID-19 Employment Law FAQs

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Employment law expert, Olivia Lund, Partner at Duncan Cotterill, responds to the frequently asked questions on employment law obligations in COVID-19. Questions covered will include:

  • Can workers refuse to work if they feel unsafe?
  • What should employers do if a worker refuses to work without a valid reason?
  • How does the Government Wage Subsidy work and what obligations do employers have in relation to restructuring and variations to terms and conditions of employment?
  • Can employers reduce an employee’s pay without their consent?
  • Can staff be directed to take annual leave?
  • How should employees engage in restructuring and redundancy proposals?
  • What are businesses doing to manage the downturn and retain their staff?
Presenter Olivia Lund, Partner, Duncan Cotterill
Date Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Time 12:00pm  1:00pm
Location Online
Cost Free for NZIOB* Members
$25 plus GST for Non-Members
Bookings Book online


Webinars in development

  • Financial management
  • Site programming of specialist trades and supplies while operating under COVID-19 restrictions
  • Addressing wellbeing issues that have arisen a month after sites have reopened 

NZIOB members who have missed any of the first wave of COVID-19 themed webinars can access the videos through the membership portal under 'Webinars'.

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