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Recent Employment Case Law Decisions

Posted by on 9 May 2018 | 0 Comments

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Recent employment case law decisions outlined below have resulted in our decision to not offer Employment Agreement Templates.

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McDonalds Staff Not "Available"

Posted by on 17 September 2017 | 0 Comments

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In April 2016, the Government amended the Employment Relations Act to get rid of “zero hour” contracts – the sort of contracts that required the employee to be available for work, but did not obligate the employer to offer any guaranteed hours. The first application to test “availability” has been heard in the Employment Court by a full bench of 3 judges and the case provides some guidance about what availability isn’t. 

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Huge Fines for Categorising Employees Incorrectly as Contractors

Posted by on 2 August 2017 | 0 Comments

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The sole director and shareholder of Direct Auto Importers and Cheap Deals on Wheels, Vishaal Sharma, had claimed that his employees were contractors and had denied owing them their minimum entitlements.

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Misuse of Employers Information Costs Employee Millions

Posted by on 7 December 2015 | 0 Comments

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It’s something employers everywhere worry about; an employee uses their customer details and other business information for their own financial gain which also negatively impacts their business.

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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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Paying Weather Affected Employees

Posted by on 10 July 2013 | 0 Comments

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With rain, snow and wind creating havoc around the country, the question of an employee’s entitlement to be paid if they can’t go to work is a frequent one.

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