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You Did What Now?!  Terminating an Employee on Leave

You Did What Now?! Terminating an Employee on Leave

Navigating through any dismissal process can be challenging (much like eating Grandma’s boiled cabbage!) for an employer, and it can become even more complex when the employee you’re about to terminate is away from work on leave. A business can terminate an employment agreement even while the employee is on leave but, there needs toRead more about You Did What Now?! Terminating an Employee on Leave[…]

Workplace Bullying and Intimidation – A Health & Safety Perspective

Workplace Bullying and Intimidation – A Health & Safety Perspective

Many employers make the mistake of focusing only on hazards or risks that pose a threat to the physical harm of workers, as this is often very visible and easily identifiable. However, hazards and risks that threaten mental harm should not be overlooked, including bullying, harassment and intimidation in the workplace. The Health and SafetyRead more about Workplace Bullying and Intimidation – A Health & Safety Perspective[…]

Permanent – Fixed-Term – Casual Employees – What is the difference and which do I need?

Permanent – Fixed-Term – Casual Employees – What is the difference and which do I need?

There can be a lot of confusion around the different types of employment status in NZ. It is important for employers to get the status of employees correct and to comply with the legal requirements for each whether it’s casual, fixed term or permanent. The one commonality between all three is that there must beRead more about Permanent – Fixed-Term – Casual Employees – What is the difference and which do I need?[…]

Employment-Related Changes Affecting Employers in 2019

Employment-Related Changes Affecting Employers in 2019

This year is gearing up to one of frequent new developments and changes for Employers, with many of the coalition government’s programmes of work in the employment arena coming to fruition. December 2018 saw the passing of the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018, with many changes affecting mostly employers with unionised workforces. However, there areRead more about Employment-Related Changes Affecting Employers in 2019[…]

A Politically Correct Christmas Story

A Politically Correct Christmas Story

T’was the night before Christmas and Santa’s a wreck… How to live in a world that’s politically correct? His workers no longer would answer to “Elves”, “Vertically Challenged” they were calling themselves. And labour conditions at the North Pole were alleged by the union to stifle the soul. Four reindeer had vanished, without much propriety,Read more about A Politically Correct Christmas Story[…]