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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 >>

Domestic Violence - Victims' Protection Bill has passed

Monday, 6 August 2018, 6:13 pm | Employers Assistance Ltd

Domestic Violence Victims' Protection Bill has been passed and will become law on April 1st 2019. More >>

Domestic Violence Bill could cost the Employer

Monday, 30 July 2018, 12:47 pm | Employers Assistance Ltd

Green's Domestic Violence - Victim’s Protection Bill 2016 is coming up for a third Parliamentary reading. More >>

Employment Relations Amendment Bill 2018

Friday, 20 July 2018, 8:48 am | Employers Assistance Ltd

The Employment Relations Amendment Bill 2018 which was introduced in January still remains in the early stages with Parliament's Select Committee. There are 2 more 'readings' and a 'Committee of the whole House' debate to go yet. It's not even due ... More >>

CourierPost Contractor breaching minimum standards

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 10:30 am | Employers Assistance Ltd

Another month, another breach of minimum Employment Law rights with migrant workers. This time a CourierPost contractor company was investigated and found guilty of 31 breaches of the Employment Relations Act, and ordered to pay more than $37,000. More >>

Fork Hoist death. Fines increased 10 fold

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 12:44 pm | Employers Assistance Ltd

Major freight forwarding company Toll has been fined over half a million dollars by the Auckland District Court following the death of a worker in Sept 2016. More >>

Unpaid meetings and Smiths City

Friday, 15 June 2018, 12:04 pm | Employers Assistance Ltd

Commentary on the recent decision of the Employment Court (NZEmpC 43 EMPC 313/2016 [2018]) involving Smiths City Group Limited and employees attending unpaid meetings has flooded the media and provided Unions with fertile soil on which to grow their ... More >>

Migrant Worker Rights

Monday, 21 May 2018, 12:54 pm | Employers Assistance Ltd

It seems not a week passes without another story of a company getting fined for breaching minimum employment standards when employing migrant workers. More >>

Social Media at Work

Tuesday, 8 May 2018, 2:21 pm | Employers Assistance Ltd

A recent social media outburst by a prominent rugby player who made unpopular remarks on homosexuality has raised the issue of an Employee's freedom of speech with respect to the rights of their employer. More >>

Asbestos Exposure

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 11:44 am | Employers Assistance Ltd

The Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 are now in effect since April 4th 2018. The new regulations clearly put a duty on businesses to have asbestos management plans in place for their buildings and workplaces where asbestos is likely ... More >>

Training Bond Agreements

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 11:23 pm | Employers Assistance Ltd

Employers often wish to fund the further training and development of their employees for the benefit of both parties. Our team are often asked about the legal aspect of bonding a staff member to the business in these cases, is it legal and what time ... More >>

Employers Assistance Newsletter March 2018

Monday, 26 March 2018, 12:21 pm | Employers Assistance Ltd

Employers Newsletter March 2018 This Issue ________________________________________ Emergency closures. Who pays? Generally, wages are payable if employees are ready, willing and able to work. However, what happens in the situation of natural disasters ... More >>

March newsletter for Employers

Thursday, 3 April 2003, 1:38 pm | Employers Assistance Ltd

Whistleblowing - by employees to others - Protected Disclosures Act http://www.employers.co.nz/ea/mar03/whistle.htm Stress - 10 tips http://www.employers.co.nz/ea/mar03/stress.htm Bias - employers..is it a level playing field http://www.employers.co.nz/ea/mar03/bias.htm More >>



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