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Pre-employment Questionnaires In Employers Toolbox

Friday, 8 December 2023, 11:08 am | Employers Assistance Ltd

One of the most important steps in the hiring process is getting job applicants to complete an appropriate and relevant pre-employment questionnaire. This should be completed by an job applicant well in advance of an employer making any formal ... More >>

Bulk ESign Policies

Thursday, 23 February 2023, 2:54 pm | Employers Assistance Ltd

The latest updates to the Employers Toolbox include a new feature extending the flexibility of the eSigning platform. Through the eSigning platform you now have the ability to electronically send your documents to all staff and get them to acknowledge ... More >>

Want To Give Staff More Than 4 Weeks' Annual Leave?

Friday, 5 August 2022, 11:26 am | Employers Assistance Ltd

With the current struggle to recruit and retain staff following the effects of COVID-19 on the business environment and people's motivation and mental health, employers are looking more than ever at ways of engaging and appeasing staff to keep them engaged ... More >>

New Contact Tracing Rules For Business

Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 3:22 pm | Employers Assistance Ltd

Businesses are required to display a NZ COVID Tracer QR code AND have an alternative way people can record their visit. All people aged 12 and above must sign in and businesses have a responsibility to ensure this is happening. These new rules come ... More >>

Can Staff Work Multiple Jobs?

Thursday, 29 April 2021, 1:36 pm | Employers Assistance Ltd

There is nothing in legislation specifically disallowing people from working more than one job, including being self-employed. Nor is there anything generally limiting the maximum hours they can work. Some industries have regulations around continous ... More >>

Leave Without Pay

Thursday, 18 March 2021, 11:43 am | Employers Assistance Ltd

A common misconception we see repeated, usually from staff, is that to take leave without pay (LWOP) is their right, or that employees should be allowed to take time off work for extended periods when they need, providing they don't expect payment. ... More >>

Dismissing Casual Staff

Monday, 7 December 2020, 12:18 pm | Employers Assistance Ltd

The nature of a true and legitimate casual relationship between an employee and employer, is that the employer offers work/hours on an irregular basis to the casual employee, who can then choose to accept or decline the offered work/hours. There ... More >>

Beware Fixed Term Agreements Over 12 Months

Friday, 30 October 2020, 1:22 pm | Employers Assistance Ltd

As we enter into the summer harvest season of 2020, the increase of seasonal employment is providing different challenges from previous years. With many new issues arising in the employment relationship with the dawn of a pandemic, seasonal employers are ... More >>

Don’t Be Scared Of WorkSafe

Wednesday, 14 October 2020, 1:58 pm | Employers Assistance Ltd

The latest PR exercise from WorkSafe NZ encourages businesses not to be scared of WorkSafe and to fully engage with assistance offered from them. They cite an example from a Masterton based printing firm where an experienced staff member cut their ... More >>

Validity Of Medical Certificates

Friday, 7 August 2020, 6:05 am |

As per the Business NZ Workplace Wellness Report 2019, New Zealand lost around 7.4 million working days due to absences in 2018. Time lost to absence averaged 4.7 days per employee, and it's estimated to cost the economy $NZD 1.79 billion. These figures ... More >>

New Workplace Hazard- The Bore-Out

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 12:22 pm | Employers Assistance Ltd

A landmark ruling in France, has seen an employee win the equivalent of $87,000.00 for boredom or the 'bore-out' syndrome. Bore-out is a term identified by a pair of Swiss business men in 2007 and is reportedly the opposite of 'burnout' at work. Having ... More >>

Post Covid-19 Redundancies

Monday, 1 June 2020, 1:33 pm | Employers Assistance Ltd

No one in business foresaw the pandemic causing a global shut down with such short notice. New Zealand went from alert levels 2 to 4 in 3 days forcing the majority of business to completely cease trading. Such unprecedented actions forced business ... More >>

The Conundrum of Deductions

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 2:08 pm |

Can I withhold payment or deduct money from payment due to my employee – certainly one of our top 10 FAQs but most of the time the answer is no. More >>

ERA Hiking Employee Awards

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 5:34 pm | Employers Assistance Ltd

Recent Employment Relations Authority (ERA) cases have amply demonstrated the state of the nation with respect to employee awards for poor terminations. More >>

Rugby World Cup - passion or poison

Monday, 23 September 2019, 9:19 am | Employers Assistance Ltd

Everywhere you look it’s there – Rugby World Cup 2019 has arrived. From advertisements to endorsements to competitions, you are sure to be aware, if not excited about the big event. More >>

Government support for Personal Grievances

Monday, 2 September 2019, 5:48 pm | Employers Assistance Ltd

Employers are generally aware that an employee can raise a personal grievance at any point during or after the employment relationship. They are supposed to raise the matter within a 90 day period following the respective event occurring, but if ... More >>

Retail workers demand Living Wage

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 4:33 pm | Employers Assistance Ltd

Following the recent case where the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) ordered 2 Mitre10 stores to pay staff above the minimum wage , as predicted we are now seeing more retail workers and their Unions protesting for the same. More >>

10 Year High in Workplace Fatalities

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 11:43 am | Employers Assistance Ltd

Eleven workers have died this year alone in the construction industry contributing 28% to national count which currently stands at 39 for this year 2019. More >>

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 >>





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