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5 Common Mistakes Employers Make During Dismissals

Posted by on 25 February 2016 | 0 Comments

As with any disciplinary matter, to ensure it’s lawful, an employer who suspects they may need to dismiss an employee is required to work through a process to make that determination. We are often asked to help clients resolve issues they have encountered during a dismissal situation where they have either failed to follow any sort of process or where the process has been flawed.  Some of the most common mistakes we see are:

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When a Resignation is a Resignation

Posted by on 25 February 2016 | 0 Comments

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This Employment Relations Authority case is based on a sad set of background facts, but demonstrates when an employer can deem a resignation as exactly that.

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NZTA’s ‘Driver Check’ Service

Posted by on 23 February 2016 | 0 Comments

Employers and managers whose workers drive at work, often need to check the status of driver licences. NZTA now offer a service that not only enables you to do this, but ensures you will be automatically advised if the driver's licence status changes.

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Employee Stole $400K from her Employer

Posted by on 23 February 2016 | 0 Comments

A recent theft case highlights the need for employers to ensure they have controls in place to manage risk around their financial systems and records. Regular audits and sound approval processes will lower the risk of this happening in your business. It also pays to consider carrying out criminal history checks on candidates as part of the selection process, especially where they would have access to financial systems.

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