Turner Hopkins specialises in providing advice on employment law and assessing obligations in the Health & Safety in Employment Act and also defending Health & Safety in Employment Act prosecutions brought by the MBIE.

Under the Health & Safety in Employment Act 1992 there are distinct obligations on employers to ensure that its staff and visitors’ wellbeing is protected by ensuring hazards are identified and where possible eliminated or alternatively minimised or isolated.  Failure by employers to meet their health and safety obligations can result in significant financial penalties being imposed by the MBIE.

Turner Hopkins specialises in providing advice on employment law and assessing obligations in the Health & Safety in Employment Act and also defending Health & Safety in Employment Act prosecutions brought by the MBIE.

Penalties for breaches of the Health & Safety in Employment Act have significantly increased.   We have experience in providing advice on:

  • Defending Department of Labour prosecutions
  • Advice in relation to accidents and subsequent investigations including dealing with the MBIE
  • Representing employers and employees in litigation arising from health and safety issues
  • Implementing health and safety policies
  • Assessing terms and conditions in employment agreements and engaging contractors
  • Insurance

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