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Easter and Anzac Public Holidays 2017

Easter Weekend Easter 2017 falls on Friday 14 April (Good Friday) through to Monday 17 April (Easter Monday). Both Friday …

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The minimum wage 2017

The Government announced that the adult minimum wage has risen by 50 cents to $15.75 an hour from 1 April 2017. …

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Medical Incapability – October 2016

  When can an employer fairly cry halt?   In Hosin v Coastal Fish Supplies Ltd [1985] ACJ 124, the …

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Changes since the new Health & Safety Act

The new Act wasn’t going to change things overnight, but one of the good things it has done is made people think about their H&S commitments and seek advice.

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Health and Safety Report – October 2016

Some recent health and safety prosecutions offer us opportunities to learn from others’ mistakes.
Although these prosecutions took place under the old Act…

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Health and Safety At Work Act 2015

The Health & Safety at Work Act 2015 has been in place for just over ten weeks now and most of the people we talk to are adapting quite comfortably.

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Employment Relations Amendment Act 2016

The recent Employment Relations Amendment Act 2016 outlines a significant number of new processes, designed to ensure the prevention of unfair employment practices in New Zealand. The main purpose of the act is to address concerns focused on “zero-hour contracts”, and amend problems faced by both employers and employees that surround these kinds of contracts.

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Always Seek Advice!

In cases of employment disputes and/or disciplinary proceedings, there are pitfalls. Strict processes must be followed. Each circumstance varies, and if you are faced with such a situation, the first thing you should do is seek advice .

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The minimum wage

The Government announced that the adult minimum wage will go up by 50 cents to $15.25 an hour from 1 April 2016. The starting-out and training hourly minimum wages rates will also increase from $11.80 to $12.20 per hour from 1 April 2016.

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Wording for Trial Periods under Scrutiny

  A recent Authority determination in the case Hutchinson v Canon New Zealand Ltd [2014] has put the spotlight not …

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