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Validity Of Medical Certificates

Friday, 7 August 2020, 6:05 am | Employers.co.nz

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 | Employers.co.nz

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 >>

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 >>