Ignoring your boss and finding work-life balance

Ignoring your boss and finding work-life balance
Workers in Australia now have the right to “ignore” their employer outside work hours. Will NZ follow suit? (Image: Getty)
Bronwyn Heenan
If, like me, you began work in or before the end of the last millennium, you will remember the days of faxes being exciting instant communication, receiving the post, and having a set number of days to respond. The cheque really was in the mail. Sending emails externally and accessing the internet were very much in their infancy at that time.In the past 25 years, technology has moved at pace to the extent most employees now have work phones or, at the very least, have access to text messages from their employer as well as emails on their d...

More Law & Regulation

Ōhau landowners blame lines company for $40m fire losses
Law & Regulation

Ōhau landowners blame lines company for $40m fire losses

They claim a power-pole fault due to a firm's negligence caused the devastation.

Grocery code now in full effect, ComCom reminds suppliers
Retail

Grocery code now in full effect, ComCom reminds suppliers

The Grocery Supply Code went into effect on March 28.

Staff reporters 16 Apr 2024
ComCom takes One NZ to court
Infrastructure

ComCom takes One NZ to court

The commission alleges some breaches are ongoing. 

Rebecca Howard 16 Apr 2024
Coal mine consent restrictions to ease
Primary Sector

Coal mine consent restrictions to ease

Coal mine resource consents will be treated like any extractive mining application.

Pattrick Smellie 16 Apr 2024