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Diversity for goodness sake?
Businesses with staff from a variety of backgrounds and experiences are more likely to make a greater contribution.
New Zealand
21 Sep 2019
What employers need to know about synthetic drugs
Interesting article about synthetic drugs and drug and alcohol policies.
New Zealand
18 Sep 2019
Workplace bullying - employer fined
Managers or employees who perpetrate or tolerate harassment or bullying place the company at risk for damages and fines.
New Zealand
6 Sep 2019
Employment law: give me a break!
Article outlines changes to the Employment Relations Act 2000 that affect how employers should deal with rest and meal breaks.
New Zealand
4 Sep 2019
Employees rights under triangular employment relationships expanded
New law enables employees to raise a personal grievance against anyone that can direct or control the employee's day-to-day work.
New Zealand
30 Jul 2019
Distinguishing between employees and independent contractors
The Employment Relations Authority looks at the real nature of the employment relationship and applies a number of tests.
New Zealand
26 Jul 2019
Social media trolling: employer responsibilities
Employers should provide guidelines and training to ensure that employees can respond to all consumers, including trolls.
New Zealand
24 Jul 2019
On, or off the clock?: A work-life balance for employees
If an employer wishes to rely on requiring an employee to work overtime, then it must provide reasonable compensation.
New Zealand
6 Jun 2019
The use of probationary periods
Article discusses the legal obligations imposed around probationary periods.
New Zealand
21 May 2019
The use of probationary periods in employment
A probationary period enables an employer to assess the suitability of an employee in skills, diligence and personality.
New Zealand
19 May 2019
New employment provisions for domestic violence victims
Employers should put in place policies about these issues, so employees know about processes for this new entitlement.
New Zealand
11 Apr 2019
Employment law calendar 2019
This is a calendar to signal reviews, consultations and legislative changes to employment law in New Zealand in 2019.
New Zealand
14 Feb 2019
Government passes changes to employment relations law
The changes will have significance for all employers, so they should review employment agreements to ensure compliance.
New Zealand
13 Dec 2018
The Christmas party - what are employer responsibilities?
Employers should be very clear in any communications with staff about behavioural expectations at the Christmas party.
New Zealand
23 Nov 2018
Have you got the right staffing structure?
Article discusses the restructuring process - the benefits and the processes required.
New Zealand
30 Oct 2018
Is it time to review your employment agreements?
If your business is considering changes, then you should look at employment agreements and any review or change clauses.
New Zealand
21 Sep 2018
New domestic violence law – how will this affect employment relationships?
Any employees affected by domestic violence will be entitled to apply for domestic violence leave from their employer.
New Zealand
30 Jul 2018
What is going on around your water cooler? Finding love at work
Employers need to be alive to managing the work environment, to ensure that personal relationships don't become toxic.
New Zealand
27 Apr 2018
Employment Relations Bill introduced – changes to trial periods and more
Article summarises most significant changes proposed by Employment Relations Amendment Bill.
New Zealand
28 Mar 2018
Is it OK to collect biometric data from workers?
Employers need to consult with employees and obtain their consent before introducing the collection of biometric data.
New Zealand
21 Mar 2018
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