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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 >>

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 >>