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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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Medical Certificates

According to a Northland union representative, employees are going to work even though they’re sick because they can’t afford to …

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Sick Leave

Under the Holidays Act 2003, every full-time or part-time employee is entitled, as a minimum, to five days’ sick leave …

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Can you resign from just part of your job?

The simple answer is yes, if both parties agree. But what happens if they don’t agree? In a recent case …

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Proposed changes to meal breaks legislation

The provision of rest breaks and meal breaks has not always been a legal requirement.  Prior to 1981 workers were covered …

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90 DAY TRIAL PERIODS

The sky has not fallen in since the 90 Day Trial Periods became law as some Unions suggested it might, …

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