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May Free Seminar

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Workplace bullying (and accusations of bullying) can have a significant detrimental effect on your business. Join us at our next free seminar to learn about workplace bullying and how to manage it.

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Free Employment Tutorial

Posted by on 14 April 2014 | 0 Comments

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90 Day Trial Period 

  • What a 90 day trial is, and what protections it offers employers
  • Employers obligations and how to include a trial period in an agreement
  • How to dismiss using a 90 day trial periodFree 

ASHBURTON
9.30 – 10.30am, Wednesday 7 May 2014 at Chapman ER, 30 Tancred Street

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Up to $3M in Fines Under the New H & S Bill

Posted by on 14 April 2014 | 0 Comments

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Currently a known breach of duty where there is a risk of serious harm can result in a fine up to $500,000, or up to $200,000 for any other breach.  Right now that’s a pretty scary thought for most business owners and senior managers.

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Jetstar Pilot Entitled to Meal & Rest Breaks

Posted by on 14 April 2014 | 0 Comments

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A recent Employment Court decision in the case between Greenslade v Jetstarhas may have highlighted a need for you to review your employment agreements and company policies relating to meal and rest breaks. Make sure your employees are receiving what they are entitled to under the Employment Relations Act.

In the case referred to above the Court ruled that a pilot with Jetstar, Robert Greenslade, has the right to take meal and rest breaks during his shifts. This ruling overturned an earlier decision by the Employment Relations Authority that had originally found in Jetstar’s favour.

This case is the first time that the Employment Court has considered the statutory requirements for rest and meal breaks.

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ERA Legislation Changes Update

Posted by on 13 April 2014 | 0 Comments

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The Employment Relations Amendment Bill had its second reading on 19 March, and a number of changes to the Bill have been signalled.

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Charity Focused Corporate Event

Posted by on 13 April 2014 | 0 Comments

To celebrate our team’s achievements of the last three years we had a day out, went to Auckland, and participated in a corporate event with a twist. Dividing into two teams we completed traditional team tasks to earn parts to a bike, with the final task being to build the bike. The twist…to the surprise of the team the bikes were then presented to two children who are currently receiving treatment for cancer. It made a good event into a great one.

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Preventing & Responding to Workplace Bullying - Section 2

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In February 2014 WorkSafe New Zealand and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment released a best practice guideline about how to prevent and respond to workplace bullying.  The guidelines are extensive, and include the following sections:

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Test Your Knowledge

Posted by on 11 April 2014 | 0 Comments

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RESIGNATION V DISMISSAL – Cooling Down Period.

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Recruitment Success Secrets

Posted by on 1 April 2014 | 0 Comments

Learn the steps to attract great staff and to make the 90 trial work for your business. An informative event presented by Kay Chapman in conjunction with Business Breakfast Club

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Intensive Media Training Opportunity

Posted by on 1 April 2014 | 0 Comments

Practical on camera training also covering the current media landscape, how the media works, what makes news, how to get noticed, rules of engagement, differing needs of the media, plus presentation and interview tips for interviews, crisis management, and thinking on your feet.

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