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Medical Incapacity - Four Common Mistakes

Posted by on 13 June 2014 | 0 Comments

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Are you looking at the possibility of exiting an employee who is not attending work often enough (or at all), due to injury or ill health? Read here to learn about four common mistakes that are made in the process of medical incapacity.

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Farmer Fined $15,000

Posted by on 12 June 2014 | 0 Comments

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A South Island farmer has been fined $15,000 for continually carrying a child on a quad bike, while also refusing to wear a helmet.

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Get Order into your Employment Agreements

Posted by on 12 June 2014 | 0 Comments

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Many small businesses and farms are getting penalised for using the wrong employment agreements for their workers or having no employment agreement in place at all.

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Mind Your Manners

Posted by on 12 June 2014 | 0 Comments

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A recent Employment Relations Authority case outlines the importance of being consistent when dealing with workplace behaviour and the need to clearly outline any allegations and their merits in a disciplinary investigation.

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Training Workshop - The First Time Supervisor

Posted by on 11 June 2014 | 0 Comments

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Do you want to be the best Manager your team and business have ever had?

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Can an Employer Dock Wages?

Posted by on 11 June 2014 | 0 Comments

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Usually this question arises when an employer feels a little aggrieved or taken advantage of. 

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Too Sick to Work - Can You Dismiss?

Posted by on 11 June 2014 | 0 Comments

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Discussing a proposal to dismiss an employee on long term sick leave is an essential step in the dismissal process – even if the employee is off work for several weeks due to ill health. Henry Cooper, a senior shepherd at Mt Pember Station (MPS), was dismissed for medical incapacity following heart surgery. The failure to meet with Mr Cooper cost the employer $18,500 in wages and compensation. 

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Preventing & Responding to Workplace Bullying - Section 4

Posted by on 11 June 2014 | 0 Comments

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Preventing and Responding to Workplace Bullying 

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