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The Centre for Labour, Employment, and Work (CLEW) produces a bi-monthly newsletter called CLEW’d IN. The newsletter includes articles from our team on new research or current topics of interest in the fields of human resource management and employment relations, comment on interesting and important employment law cases and updates on scheduled seminars and workshops.

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  • Articles and reports of Interest March 2021

    In each of our CLEW'd In Newsletters we gather a selection of interesting articles and reports received at CLEW from a range of sources and on a range of topics related to employment and work. In particular we acknowledge the APO Policy Weekly for alerting us to interesting papers from across the Tasman. The following are articles collected in the last month for our March edition of CLEW'd IN, CLEW's bi-monthly newsletter.

  • Will Covid be a game-changer for flexible work?

    The government’s ‘go hard and go early’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic required public sector and community organisations to shut their workplaces and redeploy their workforces. These organisations were charged with reorganising staff to deliver essential and, for some, enhanced public services, while containing the spread of the virus and minimising the risk of transmission. Delivering services in Covid-times meant the introduction of a range of alternative and flexible work arrangements, including working from home (WFH).  For many, their homes became workplaces, and managers were tasked with managing the health, safety, and well-being of their staff remotely, at a time of heightened stress and uncertainty. This represented an extreme and unprecedented set of changes to the way we work, but also a once in a generation opportunity to learn from people’s experiences of working during a global pandemic.

  • Legal Update: COVID-19 lockdown arrangements and the minimum wage

    Air travel was probably the worst affected industry during the COVID-19 pandemic and airlines and companies servicing air travel were forced to make varied arrangements for employees and to ensure that the companies survived. In New Zealand the Government assisted companies by providing a wage subsidy that covered 80 percent of an employee's wages to try to protect their employment. Despite this many complex situations arose in the continued employment of employees who were unable to work.This case centres on whether the employees were entitled to be paid the minimum wage for all 'contracted' hours of work when they were not working all of those hours.

  • CLEW celebrates 50 years with a timely seminar

    CLEW’s 50th Anniversary seminar to be held on Wednesday April 14, 9am-4.30pm at Victoria University of Wellington’s Rutherford House focuses on the question 'Is it time to reset our Employment Relations Systems?'