32nd Annual Industrial and Employment Relations Summit (IER)

Leading a modernised workforce in changing regulatory tides

Event Details

The 32nd Annual Industrial and Employment Relations Summit was held at the Crowne Plaza in Auckland on 7-8 March 2018.  It was an immensely popular and successful event attended by industrial relations and employment specialists from around the country.

Highlights included:

  • A minsterial address and Q&A session with Hon. Ian Lees-Galloway, Minister for ACC, Immigration and Workplace Relations and Safety
  • How employment law changes are impacting on business and industry
  • An examination of the law changes around effective collective bargaining and union engagement and how they affect the workplace
  • Looking into how pay equity and equal pay are transforming the employment law landscape
  • Understanding the Holidays Act 2003
  • Highlighting how the new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 is being interpreted by the Courts
  • Guidelines for restructuring, difficult practical redundancy issues and how to deal with them, and full and final settlement agreements
  • How to manage medical incapacity, drug, alcohol and other addiction issues in the workplace
  • Managing restraints of trade, privacy and confidential information
  • Examining how social media affects the workplace by discussing appropriate out of work and online conduct
  • Understanding which country's employment law applies in international employment situations
  • An overview of the new laws on availability provisions, secondary employment and shift cancellations
  • A special interactive mini masterclass on interpersonal workplace investigations

Looking forward to next year already - see you there!



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