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Managing Risks in the Workplace – Anaphylaxis

Managing Risks in the Workplace – Anaphylaxis

By Jason Shepherdson, H&S Consultant With New Zealand now well into their summer months, it’s the time of year where Kiwi’s typically get outdoors as much as possible. This includes many workers being outside especially those working in agriculture and horticulture, where there is an increased risk of being bitten, stung or poisoned. Businesses (PCBU’s)Read more about Managing Risks in the Workplace – Anaphylaxis[…]

The Consequences of Terminating an Employee Incorrectly

The Consequences of Terminating an Employee Incorrectly

An allegedly difficult employee is set to receive $31,750 after his employment was terminated without any opportunity provided to rectify his behaviour. During September 2020, the Employment Relations Authority in Christchurch ordered Insight NZ to pay former employee Todd Longson $15,000 for unjustified dismissal as well as $16,750 for three months of lost wages. InRead more about The Consequences of Terminating an Employee Incorrectly[…]

Cannabis Referendum –  Will Employers have to put that in their pipes and smoke it?!

Cannabis Referendum – Will Employers have to put that in their pipes and smoke it?!

Article by Rob Thomson, Health & Safety Consultant, Safe Business Solutions Ltd The 2020 New Zealand cannabis referendum will be a non-binding referendum held on 17 October 2020 in conjunction with the 2020 general election and a euthanasia referendum, on the question of whether to legalise the sale, use, possession and production of cannabis. ThisRead more about Cannabis Referendum – Will Employers have to put that in their pipes and smoke it?![…]

The Fallout from Covid-19 Continues

The Fallout from Covid-19 Continues

We are starting to see cases emerge from the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) following actions taken by businesses in the early stages of the Covid-19 lockdown. The following article offers advice regarding how employers can avoid spending precious time and money defending your business from a grievance. Payment of Minimum Wage Reinforced In the caseRead more about The Fallout from Covid-19 Continues[…]