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What to Expect in the Employment Standards Bill

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 0 Comments

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In March 2015 the Government announced that it would look to strengthen the enforcement of minimum employment standards.  As a result there will be an Employment Standards Bill, which is to be introduced into Parliament later this year.

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Ex-employee Sets up in Competition to Coffee Roaster

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 0 Comments

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Caffe Coffee (NZ) Ltd argued in the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) that its ex-employee Sune Farrimond breached the terms of his employment agreement by setting up a competing coffee roasting business. Caffe also said Farrimond had removed confidential commercial information.

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Farmer Dismissed for Abusing Cow

Posted by on 25 August 2015 | 0 Comments

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A Takaka herd manager fired for abusing cows won his case for unjustified dismissal in the Employment Relations Authority however compensation has been denied by the Employment Court after an appeal by the farm owner.

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Immigration Policy Changes

Posted by on 21 August 2015 | 0 Comments

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For organisations who hire labour under work visas and sub contract those employees in the construction sector in Canterbury, there is now a mandatory requirement to be accredited by 1 January 2016. 

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6 things employers must know about annual holidays

Posted by on 21 August 2015 | 0 Comments

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Employers must know what these provisions are or risk personal grievances or prosecutions

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