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Redundancy – Moving Through the Maze

Posted by on 23 September 2015 | 0 Comments

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The word “Redundancy” is one that often brings a feeling of foreboding for employer and employee alike.  With the emotional impact, plus the need to handle the process correctly, it is no wonder many employers are reluctant to take this path despite their business signalling the need for change. 

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Spotting a Psychopath

Posted by on 23 September 2015 | 0 Comments

Statistics suggest psychopaths make up 1% of the general population. In senior management positions, they make up between 4% and 10% of that sub group, depending on the research you are looking at. 

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Online ER services and co.starters

Posted by on 23 September 2015 | 0 Comments

We are currently developing an online provision of our services to give our clients peace of mind with 24/7 access to advice and documents at a fixed price, to assist in managing their businesses.  To facilitate this process I recently started a 'co.starters' 9 week programme to give some structure to the development and tap into some expert mentors on lean startups.  

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Employer Found Not to Have Used Religion as Selection Criteria for Redundancy

Posted by on 22 September 2015 | 0 Comments

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A man alleged he was selected for redundancy from his job at an Auckland glass company because he was not a member of the Brethren Church.

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Employee Dismissed After Being Sexually Harassed By Boss

Posted by on 21 September 2015 | 0 Comments

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Varinder Singh was dismissed by his employer, Ravichandiren NarayaNasamy, of Wellywood Backpackers, in Wellington in August 2014 for complaining about sexual harassment by Mr NarayaNasamy.  Mr Singh said he had received many explicit text messages from Mr NarayaNasamy that were "personal, intrusive, and of a sexual nature", between April and July 2014.  One such text message, produced during the ERA hearing, said "I need to have sexs with u soon".

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Closing or selling your business?

Posted by on 21 September 2015 | 0 Comments

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We see many employers who decide to close down or sell their business and haven’t realised their good faith obligations extend to consulting with their employees before they make the final decision. 

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