Mar 20

"Health & Safety" - Employment Law Workshop

“Health and Safety” is viewed by some business as red tape. This view is not accurate.

In the wake of the Pike River tragedy, the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) in April 2016 marked a new direction for health and safety regulation in New Zealand. Within 3 years of its operation, HSWA has produced a reasonable body of case law.

While a robust pre-2016 health and safety system is highly likely to continue to serve a business well under the HSWA, the changes to the legislation are not trivial.

This seminar will cover:

  • Key responsibilities
  • Who are officers and what is due diligence?
  • What happens if you breach the HSWA?

Your speaker for the event is Sam Houliston, a senior associate in the Employment Team at Hesketh Henry.
Sam was admitted as a solicitor and barrister of the High Court of New Zealand in 2006 and has practised in the field of general civil litigation, as a health and safety prosecutor and an independent ACC adjudicator.

Sam regularly represents employer and employee clients at Mediation and in the Authority. He also advises employers and employees on a range of employment issues including disciplinary matters, performance management, restructuring processes, health and safety, restraint of trade issues, and compliance matters.
Sam is recommended for labour and employment law in the 2019 Legal 500 directory.

 

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