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  • Articles of Interest November 2020

    In each edition of CLEW'd In we gather articles that have come to the Centre from our associates or publications to which we are subscribed. The following is a list of interesting articles and reports that have come to my attention in the last two months.

  • In praise of the office: COVID-19 lessons to make the traditional workplace better.

    Having had to rapidly adjust to working from home due to COVID-19, many people are now having to readjust to life back in the office. Many will have enjoyed aspects of what is sometimes called 'distributed work', but some may be dreading the return. So is there a middle ground? Could hybrid work arrangements, known for boosting well-being and productivity, be a more common feature of workplaces in the future?

  • Legal Update: Restructuring and redundancy

    Jason Kiteley v Carbine Aginvest Corporation Limited [2020] NZEmpC 106 concerns a claim by Mr Jason Kiteley that he was unjustifiably dismissed from his employment. The judgment of the Employment Court provides interesting reading for employers on restructure processes.