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Quad bikes need crush protection devices

Monday, 17 June 2019, 11:05 am | Employers Assistance Ltd

It's a well known fact that there are serious health & safety risks around the use of quad bikes. Since 2000 statistics tell us an average of 5 people per year die from their use, not to mention all the injuries which ACC say they receive over ... More >>

Breaking Settlement Agreements

Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 10:49 am | Employers Assistance Ltd

Nine out of ten times, a Settlement Agreement will have a non-disparagement clause. The clause will read something like; More >>

Updated Employment Agreements

Monday, 27 May 2019, 10:32 am | Employers Assistance Ltd

Following the Government's new Employment and Domestic Violence legislation our Employment Agreements have been updated accordingly and rolled out across all our product lines. More >>

Domestic Violence, role of the Employer

Monday, 29 April 2019, 6:36 pm | Employers Assistance Ltd

Statistics tell us Police respond to a family violence incident every 5 minutes on average, and 76% of these incidents also go unreported. More >>

Rest and Meal Breaks 2019

Monday, 1 April 2019, 11:33 am | Employers Assistance Ltd

Following the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018 from 6 May 2019 all employees will be entitled to the prescribed rest and meal break which, unless the parties agree otherwise, MUST BE TAKEN at the prescribed times. While it may be possible ... More >>

The Spotlight on Probationary Periods

Monday, 25 March 2019, 12:17 pm | Employers Assistance Ltd

Probationary Periods will now enjoy a lot more attention than before, due to the amendments to the Employment Relations Act around Trial Periods. Trial Periods will only be enforceable where a company employs 19 staff or less. Businesses employing ... More >>

Domestic Violence, Employers are you ready?

Friday, 15 March 2019, 1:40 pm | Employers Assistance Ltd

From April 1 2019 the Employer must allow all staff up to 10 days paid leave per annum, in addition to holiday and sick leave, in the case of domestic violence. More >>

$680,000 For Safety Failures At Timber Mill

Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 9:24 am | Employers Assistance Ltd

Recently one of the largest timber manufacturer and exporter based in Rotorua has been through the Courts after WorkSafe brought charges for 2 workplace accidents nearly two years ago. More >>

Fair Pay Agreements

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 3:03 pm | Employers Assistance Ltd

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has announced the Government are now considering the recommendations of the Fair Pay Agreement Working Group which reported back last week on the issue of introducing Fair Pay Agreements. More >>

Employment Law Update

Friday, 21 December 2018, 1:41 pm | Employers Assistance Ltd

This past year has seen very little action from the Government with respect to Employment Law. A few proposed amendments to existing Acts were introduced to Parliament, ones of particular interest to us are 1. Employment Relations Amendment Bill; 2. Equal ... More >>

Abandonment Due To Jail

Monday, 10 December 2018, 3:28 pm | Employers Assistance Ltd

Abandonment of employment is a situation where an Employee is absent without permission with no intention of returning. It is often invoked in error by Employers for simple unauthorised absence. Unauthorised absence is a misconduct issue and the process ... More >>

Justice not blind after all

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 12:44 pm | Employers Assistance Ltd

In the past a lot has been said about Lady Justice wearing a blindfold, but every now and again it would seem like she peeps out from underneath, just to wink and let us know that she might be blindfolded but that that doesn’t mean she is blind. More >>

Forkhoist accident costs company $272,000

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 10:03 pm | Employers Assistance Ltd

An Auckland based transport & logistics company have been fined $272,000 by WorkSafe NZ following a workplace accident with a forkhoist. More >>

Is the room bugged?

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 3:41 pm | Employers Assistance Ltd

The matter of voice recording and video or film recording of others, possibly without their knowledge or consent, is once again topical. More >>

The Equal Pay Amendment Bill

Friday, 12 October 2018, 9:07 am | Employers Assistance Ltd

With still a lot of controversy around the backpay portion of the Bill, the amended Bill was nevertheless introduced to Parliament. More >>

First failed WorkSafe prosecution

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 12:59 pm | Employers Assistance Ltd

Athenberry Holdings Ltd grows Kiwifruit near Katikati. Zespri buy the fruit, brand, market and sell the fruit. Zespri engaged Agfirst to sample and test maturity and quality of fruit. Agfirst use a local packhouse Hume to collect the samples. More >>

Burger King banned from hiring migrants

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 4:49 pm | Employers Assistance Ltd

It would seem like a strong stand has been taken against companies that hire and exploit migrant workers. A current case in reference is Burger King. More >>

Government get recruitment process wrong

Monday, 17 September 2018, 4:23 pm | Employers Assistance Ltd

With a fair amount of certainty it can be stated that Government did make an offer of employment to Derek Handley, "former" Chief Technology Officer and that he accepted the said offer. As a result of then not honoring the agreement, Government ... More >>

Union goes to Court to define Employee or Contractor

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 10:03 am | Employers Assistance Ltd

FIRST Union has begun proceedings in the Employment Court to determine the employment status of courier drivers, employees or contractors. More >>

WorkSafe and Enforceable Undertakings

Monday, 20 August 2018, 11:37 am | Employers Assistance Ltd

An enforceable undertaking is where a duty holder (usually a Company) is found (or alleged) to be in breach of the Health & Safety at Work 2015 Act (HSWA) and accepts to follow a prescribed path to remedy the problems according to WorkSafe's guidance. ... More >>

 

 

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