The new perils of being unsafe

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dc.contributor.author Dabee, Nadia en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-30T20:59:10Z en
dc.date.issued 2017 en
dc.identifier.issn 0110-0637 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/43677 en
dc.description.abstract The recent decision of WorkSafe New Zealand v Budget Plastics (New Zealand) Ltd was the first prosecution to be under the Health and Safety at Work Act (HASWA) 2015. The case was brought in the Palmerston North District Court. The Court said that the sentencing principles in Department of Labour v Hanham & Philp Contractors Ltd were still to be applied under the HASWA 2015, but with higher corresponding bands to set the amount of the fines. However, in a significant departure from previous criminal cases under health and safety laws, the Court indicated that, if the circumstances of the offending are egregious enough, it may be willing to disregard pecuniosity as a factor when setting the amount of the fine. Even if the consequence of the fine spells the death of the business. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations en
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dc.title The new perils of being unsafe en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 99 en
pubs.volume 43 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.author-url https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=310604388909656;res=IELNZC en
pubs.end-page 105 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 720102 en
pubs.org-id Business and Economics en
pubs.org-id Commercial Law en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2018-01-03 en


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