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August 2011 Newsletter

Published 10 Aug 2011
This Issue

Absenteeism & What To Do About It

The recent weather issues have created quite a bit of confusion and emotion, but several factors have to be considered in determining whether Employees are paid or not...full story

ERA finding that worker was unjustifiably dismissed for using drugs at work

In the case of Costley v Waimea Nurseries Ltd, the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) found that the employee was unjustifiably dismissed for using drugs at work ...full story

High Drug Readings From Random Test

The ERA in the Hooper v Coca-Cola case has determined that a high result from drug test was proof enough of impairment...full story

Employment Contract Creator Upgrade

Our Employment Contract Creator (ECC) software complies with the latest Laws. It is available for purchasing from, or alternatively by emailing The price of the new version of the ECC has been discounted to $176 plus GST ($202.40) - usually $360 plus GST, It is free for Employer Support Package subscribers, who also have access to a secure, web based employment contract creator.

Mediation Service and ERA Process Streamlined

With the recent changes to the Employment Relations Act it is expected that the Mediation Service and Employment Relations Authority process will become more streamlined and user friendly. We are sure that Employers will welcome the changes...full story