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Migrant Worker Exploitation Cases Becoming More Prevalent

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A migrant worker who was forced to pay her employer a premium to secure herself a job has been awarded $42,813 by the Employment Relations Authority.

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Buy Biscuits to Support the Empowerment of Girls

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Since our inception we have worked with some great charities and continue to be amazed by the great work that they do. This month we want to highlight Girl Guiding NZ and support their fundraising drive with the purchase of Guide Biscuits.

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90-day trial periods are in the spotlight again

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In a recent determination from the Employment Relations Authority four early childcare teachers successfully argued that the trial period clause in their employment agreement was not valid as the clause did not expressly state the date the trial period would commence. The Employment Relations Act requires employment agreements contain specific wording regarding the 90-day trial provision including words to the effect that the trial period is “…starting at the beginning of the employee’s employment…”. The Authority Member found that the trial period clause in this case did not reasonably imply that the 90 days started on the first day the teachers started work for Lighthouse ECE Ltd

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Paying Employees for Labour Day

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Labour Weekend is only a week away! So here is a refresher on paying your employees for public holidays.

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