Webinars

Past webinars

NZSA presents Employment Relations Act - Schedule 1A - extending Part 6A Protections to Security Officers

Due to changes to the Employment Relations Act, security staff will be deemed vulnerable employees from 1 July this year. This could have a significant impact on the industry. The NZSA is holding a webinar to discuss what it means to the security industry and what is required of employers to accommodate the change.

Speaker
André Reynolds – Founder, [email protected] App & HR Consultant to the facilities services industry.

Topic
Strategic insights into the application of Part 6a of the Employment Relations Act (Transfer of Undertaking) or perhaps just “Part 6A: Strategic Insights” if this is a familiar term amongst the members.

On 1 July 2021 many security designations are to be included in occupations to which Part 6a applies. André will be offering insights into some of the strategic issues that emerged through the operation of this process in the commercial cleaning industry, having been exposed to this through his former role as GM People for OCS Limited and in his current work as an HR Consultant. This presentation is not a legal overview into the provisions of the Act, but rather a presentation and discussion regarding the practicalities of Part 6a, and the potential pitfalls and opportunities that these provisions may provide.

Speaker Bio
André Reynolds – Founder, [email protected] App & HR Consultant to the facilities services industry.

André’s 25-year corporate career as a human resources professional in the facilities services and hospitality industries have exposed him to the persistent business problem of labour supply – along with the reality of limited prospects of progression for entry level workers, and their daily struggle to achieve sustainable employment. The [email protected] App represents a solution to these problems, both for employers seeking lower-skilled work and for employees seeking opportunity. It has been designed by André as an initial step towards a solution to employment that offers a low employee value proposition, and to employees seeking growth through a waged career.

NZSA presents Competition Law – a Russell McVeagh Webinar

If you would like to view this webinar or the presentation slides please email [email protected] and we will provide you with the links and password. Please note we can only distribute this to members of NZSA.

NZSA presents Competition Law – a Russell McVeagh Webinar

Russell McVeagh will be presenting a webinar on the laws prohibiting anti-competitive conduct by businesses (being the laws that are contained in the Commerce Act, and enforced by the Commerce Commission). This webinar will include an overview of the prohibition on cartel conduct between competitors (which is now a criminal offence subject to imprisonment) and guardrails and tips for NZSA members to protect themselves as individuals, and their businesses, from allegations of, or investigations into, potential breaches of those laws.

Presenter Bios

Troy Pilkington

Troy Pilkington is a partner in Russell McVeagh’s Competition and Consumer Law team. Troy advises clients on the full range of competition law issues, including advising on cartel investigations and prosecutions, advising on mergers between competitors, and advising on joint ventures and other collaborations between competitors. Troy is one of New Zealand’s best regarded competition lawyers – including being recognised as the exclusive 2019 International Law Office Client Choice Award winner for Competition/Antitrust in New Zealand. He has acted on a number of high profile matters, including the proposed NZME/Fairfax merger in 2016/2017, and proposed mergers involving companies such as Coca Cola Amatil, Spark, Trade Me and many others.

Lina Kim

Lina Kim is a law clerk in Russell McVeagh’s Competition and Consumer Law team. Lina advises clients on a range of competition law issues, including merger control issues, joint venture advice, cartel investigations and market power investigations.

NZSA Worksafe Webinar

Safer Together – WorkSafe and the Security Industry

Tony Hetherington the Acting Chief Operating Officer for WorkSafe will provide our members with an update on how WorkSafe are working with all sectors to revise their approach and consider ‘work’ as opposed to just health and safety; to seeing people as the solution rather than the problem. Tony will address issued raised by the NZSA about how members and their teams can handle conflict and aggression, dealing with excessive work hours, the provision of PPE and compliance with health and safety regulations.

Date
29 October 2020

Speakers
Tony Hetherington – Acting Chief Operating Officer, WorkSafe
Gary Morrison – CEO, NZSA

Speaker Bio
Tony Hetherington – Acting Chief Operating Officer WorkSafe

Tony is an experienced regulator. He joined WorkSafe as Head of High Hazards, Energy and Public Safety in August 2018 after 30 with years with GB’s Health and Safety Executive. For the last 10 months Tony has been WorkSafe’s Acting Chief Operations Officer. Tony will soon return to his original role when WorkSafe’s new General Manager Operations, Pelin Fantham takes up her new role.

The New Threat – Protecting Data Anywhere, Anytime 12-1pm, Wednesday 17th June 2020

With the COVID-19 virus nearly extinguished from our shores New Zealand businesses need to be careful they are not exposed to another nasty threat – cyber intrusions.

Most kiwi businesses had to rapidly redeploy staff to work from home and many have drawn on quickly acquired IT services to accommodate this move. These actions can potentially expose businesses to cyber threats through inappropriate data handling, the use of unsecured devices and a lack of governance with data services.

Matthew Evetts the Chief Technology Officer for the Optic Security Group and GM of Optic Digital, a division of the Group, will join Gary Morrison, CEO of the NZSA, and our moderator Grant Whitehouse to provide NZSA members with actionable information on how you can ensure that your, and your clients data, can be kept secure in our new normal.

This one-hour webinar will cover the following areas:

  • Securing PCs and company data on personal devices
  • Methods for secure remote access to files and systems
  • Phishing and user awareness training
  • How to keep IoT (Internet of Things) data secure
  • Maintenance best practices
  • Members will be able to ask Matthew their questions during the webinar.