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Below, you can find and read a selection of the most popular, groundbreaking papers written by expert presenters at Legalwise Seminars events.



Keep coming back as we add see new papers on a growing range of specialist topics.

Managing Staff Health Issues and Stress in the School Environment

Thursday July 20, 2017

Hamish Kynaston, partner in Buddle Findlay's national employment and health law team, has over 20 years' experience working in these areas, and understands the difficulties that both employers and employees face managing health issues in the workplace. He currently has workplace mental health issues that he is assisting employers with, which variously involve overlapping ACC, health & safety, disciplinary and performance management issues. One of the matters involves a constructive dismissal claim in the Employment Relations Authority, and is in its early stages.
Education Vetting in New Zealand

Tuesday July 18, 2017

Rob Gold,Principal Adviser, Employment for NZSTA and is the subject matter expert for the organisation for employment related matters. He is currently acting in the role of Operations Manager and, as such, oversees the governance and employment support for NZSTA nationally. Prior to joining NZSTA, Rob was a sole practitioner running his own employment law practice and, before that, spent over 20 years in Police in operational, administrative and leadership roles. Rob is an experienced employment lawyer, employment relations practitioner, human resources manager, investigator and coach. He has significant experience in coaching manager's in performance management, conducting employment investigations, dispute resolution, collective bargaining and dealing with conflict.
The Role of Digital citizenship & Cybersecurity for Schools

Tuesday August 23, 2016

Karen is the Director of Education for NetSafe, an independent not-for-profit New Zealand specialising in digital citizenship and cybersafety. With over twenty years in the education sector in New Zealand and the UK, she is internationally recognised for her work in future-focused, inclusive learning through digital technologies, blended/online professional development and online community development.
Serious Misconduct by Employees of an Education Institution

Thursday August 18, 2016

Blair Scotland is a Partner at Dundas Street Employment lawyers, a specialist boutique employment law firm. He joined Ashleigh Tesluk of Legalwise Seminars to discuss the biggest challenges facing schools today with respect to serious employment misconduct.
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