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Making Deductions from Employees Wages

Posted by on 24 June 2016 | 0 Comments

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In a recent case, the Authority determined that a Palmerston North Café had made unauthorised deductions from an employee’s (Ms Hill) wages, even though the they had her written consent to make the deductions.

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Employees breach good faith obligations towards their employer.

Posted by on 27 October 2015 | 0 Comments

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Legal action was recently taken by E-Lighting against two former employees over allegations that during their employment with the company, they took orders and sold products via a company Limelight Design belonging to one of them. 

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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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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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Performance Issues - Don't Skirt Around Them

Posted by on 20 August 2014 | 0 Comments

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As an employer when performance issues arise you need to address them promptly to avoid the risk of a loss in productivity and ultimately profit. Managing your employees performance is key to ensuring your business goals and objectives are met.

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What to consider when you just want to sack them!

Posted by on 20 January 2014 | 0 Comments

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We often speak to employers who are at their wits end over an employee matter, and telephone us to find a way to exit that employee, fast.

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