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How to Pay Employees for Upcoming Public Holidays

Posted by on 19 September 2017 | 0 Comments

Christmas Day and New Year’s Day fall on a Monday this year with Boxing Day and the Day after New Year’s falling on a Tuesday. Labour Day is always on a Monday and falls on 23 October this year.

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Free Pop-Up Breakfast Discussion

Posted by on 18 September 2017 | 0 Comments

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On Call & Availability Provisions: Significant Implications for Business 

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Oceania Health & Safety Officer not Constructively Dismissed

Posted by on 18 September 2017 | 0 Comments

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Moira Briscoe was employed as a Health and Safety Adviser within the Human Resources team at Oceania Dairy Ltd. All was well until the arrival of the new Human Resources Manager, Karen Treloar. Within a month of Ms Treloar’s commencement Ms Briscoe was alleging she was being “bullied” by Ms Treloar. 

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Mental Health Issues no Excuse for Bullying

Posted by on 18 September 2017 | 0 Comments

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In this case the senior employee had been in a brief relationship with a female employee. The female employee decided to end the relationship and that is when the trouble started. The senior employee was not happy about the relationship ending and started to send numerous text messages to the female, calling her repeatedly, turning up at her house and arguing with her. The female employee became fearful of the senior employee and took out a trespass notice to prevent the senior employee coming to her house. 

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McDonalds Staff Not "Available"

Posted by on 17 September 2017 | 0 Comments

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In April 2016, the Government amended the Employment Relations Act to get rid of “zero hour” contracts – the sort of contracts that required the employee to be available for work, but did not obligate the employer to offer any guaranteed hours. The first application to test “availability” has been heard in the Employment Court by a full bench of 3 judges and the case provides some guidance about what availability isn’t. 

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