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The ERA takes control of Mitre 10 wage rates

Saturday, 29 June 2019, 10:34 am | Whitehead Group

The Employment Relations Authority has fixed the wages provisions of a collective agreement between First Union and Jacks Hardware and Timber (Mitre 10). More >>

Being bullied at work? Well, don’t go to Worksafe

Friday, 10 August 2018, 10:29 am | Whitehead Group

On August 3, 2018, New Zealand’s primary workplace health and safety regulator announced it would only investigate bullying in the workplace if the victim has been diagnosed as being seriously mentally harmed. More >>

Massive wage inflation looming

Thursday, 2 November 2017, 5:30 pm | Whitehead Group

The proposed Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill looks set to become law in the coming months. More >>

Don’t Blame NZ Men For Women’s Low Wages

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 12:13 pm | Whitehead Group

The new Pay Equity Bill is about to enter parliament. Many people believe it is about correcting discrimination by men against women. This is simply not the case. More >>

Time is running out for employers to update contracts

Monday, 6 March 2017, 3:55 pm | Whitehead Group

To ensure they comply with recent amendments to the Employment Relations Act 2000 (ERA), employers only a few weeks to update existing employment agreements. More >>

Liquor store owner ordered to pay over $211,000

Friday, 30 August 2013, 5:17 pm | Whitehead Group

It was announced today that an Auckland liquor store owner has been ordered by the Employment Relations Authority to pay $211,574.00 in penalties and lost wages. More >>

Dodgy Medical Certificates Are Hurting Small Business

Monday, 27 May 2013, 1:35 pm | Whitehead Group

The general impression is that any employee can get paid time off by claiming to be ill and asking their GP for a medical certificate despite not having any visible symptoms. More >>

Employment Law Changes a Waste of Time

Monday, 29 April 2013, 11:03 am | Whitehead Group

“The planned changes to employment laws are a waste of time and effort and designed only to appease political lobby groups,” says Max Whitehead of the Whitehead Group. More >>

Employment law fails seasonal workers

Wednesday, 20 March 2013, 4:24 pm | Whitehead Group

A recent ruling by the Employment Court highlights that employment law doesn’t adequately accommodate seasonal and casual workers. More >>

Look out Australia, living wage will drive Kiwis your way

Monday, 11 March 2013, 5:11 pm | Whitehead Group

“Small-to-medium-sized businesses all over New Zealand are struggling to pay weekly wage bills and maintain their existence,” says Max Whitehead, director of the Independent Business Federation and the Whitehead Group. More >>

Minimum Redundancy Pay for Employees

Thursday, 15 November 2012, 1:49 pm | Whitehead Group

A Members’ Bill introduced into Parliament last week by Labour MP Sue Moroney proposes to provide minimum statutory redundancy entitlements for all employees. These include: More >>

Employment law stifling small business

Friday, 20 July 2012, 2:27 pm | Whitehead Group

Yesterday the New Zealand Herald published an article by employment-law expert Max Whitehead saying that two thirds of NZ businesses are too scared to employ staff due to our draconian employment laws — causing many comments from online readers, ... More >>

IHC Decision: Victory for the Unions, Defeat for Tax Payers

Friday, 18 February 2011, 1:21 pm | Whitehead Group

On Wednesday the Unions celebrated a Court of Appeal win that requires disability workers thoughout the country be paid the minimum wage for sleeping over while caring for people with mental disabilities. While, on the face of it, this may seem like ... More >>

90 Day Trial Period Legislation is a Mess

Monday, 19 July 2010, 12:27 pm | Whitehead Group

Last night the government announced it will be extending the current 90 day trial period legislation to apply to all workplaces. This means a new employee can be dismissed for no reason within the first 90 days of employment. More >>

6000 Council jobs are in the hands of Unions

Sunday, 1 November 2009, 5:59 pm | Whitehead Group

6000 Council jobs are in the hands of Unions. 6000 council employees anxiously await tomorrow’s announcement regarding the structure of Auckland’s Super City. The fear that existing staff levels could be slashed by as much as two thirds has left ... More >>

Bill will Cost Jobs and Cause Closures

Wednesday, 9 September 2009, 4:39 pm | Whitehead Group

Labour Spokesperson Darien Fenton’s proposed Bill will require employers to pay compensation to redundant employees. Parliament has re-drawn The Employment Relations (Statutory Minimum Redundancy Entitlements) Amendment Bill, and it’s due for its ... More >>

Bill will Cost Jobs and Cause Closures

Monday, 17 August 2009, 9:48 am | Whitehead Group

Labour Spokesperson Darien Fenton’s proposed Bill will require employers to pay compensation to redundant employees. The Employment Relations Amendment Bill is due for its first reading on Wednesday 19th August. More >>

Higher costs likely for households

Friday, 9 June 2006, 11:12 am | Whitehead Group

Household budgets across will be stretched tight if current wage demands by the Engineers Printing Manufacturing Union (EPMU) are accepted. More >>

Employment disputes escalate

Thursday, 8 June 2006, 11:12 am | Whitehead Group

Employment disputes escalate Bosses be warned – workers are taking their employers to court in ever-increasing numbers. A top employment expert has noticed a marked increase in the number of employees taking legal action against their employers. ... More >>

Shock for employers at union demands

Tuesday, 2 May 2006, 10:53 am | Whitehead Group

Businesses are in for a grave shock if wage demands announced by the Engineering and Printing Union this afternoon are successful. More >>