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Free Business Webinars – Understand your employer rights, responsibilities and key resources during COVID-19


Tuesday, 11AM to 12PM
April 14, 2020


Waikato Pacific Business Network

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Free Business Webinars – Understand your employer rights, responsibilities and key resources during COVID-19


Tuesday, 11AM to 12PM
April 14, 2020



As the current market changes due to COVID19, so too do the rights and responsibilities of employers. This webinar is aimed at helping businesses understand their obligations and take you through specific resources available to help your business during COVID19.

Join the team at McCaw Lewis for a practical webinar on key issues arising for employers – how do we be good employers and look after our team; but also survive during uncertain times?

Key topics include:

  • Good faith obligations for employers during COVID19
  • Wage and leave subsidies
  • Changing employee working arrangements

There will also be an opportunity at the end for Q&A’s to ensure you have the tools to help your business through. 

Workshop details:

  • Cost: Free Webinar
  • Date: Tuesday 14th April
  • Time: 11:00 – 12:00 pm
  • Webinar: A zoom link will be sent to you on the morning of the webinar. 
  • Facilitators: Renika Siciliano (Director), Jerome Burgess (Associate)

Our Facilitators:

Renika Siciliano, Director (Waikato – Maniapoto)

With a background in Treaty settlement matters and Māori/iwi governance, Renika co-leads the firm’s Māori Legal Team and leads its Workplace Law Team.  She has worked with a range of clients on employment matters having represented clients in mediations, advising clients in relation to Employment Relations Authority and Employment Court matters and advising generally on personal grievances, health and safety matters and other disputes.  She has drafted various employment documents and assisted in setting up contract and employment arrangements for various entities, including post settlement governance entities, Rūnanga and other iwi entities. Her focus across all employment matters is on manaakitanga in the workplace as a basis for good process and relationships.  She has advised clients on restructures, including redundancies and commercial transfers and is a regular presenter at numerous EMA Conferences and in other forums.

Jerome Burgess, Associate (Samoa)

Jerome works with clients across various employment matters, advising both employers and employees on key documents critical to the employment relationship and working through issues/disputes as they arise.  He has represented clients in mediations and advised on personal grievances, procedural matters and restructuring processes.  He works with businesses on the immigration matters associated with the workplace, including Immigration New Zealand’s visa requirements.  As well as workplace matters, Jerome advises clients in the Waitangi Tribunal space across a range of kaupapa.  He continues to play a key role in McCaw Lewis’ Pasifika initiatives to further develop our working relationship with the Pacific Island community.  Jerome is also a member of the J.Reuben Clark Law Society.

This workshop is for:

  • Business owners and/ managers
  • Start ups
  • Entrepreneur
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