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August 2016 Newsletter

Published 06 Aug 2016
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Olympic Games Reminder For Employers' Drug Policies

With the Olympic Games underway the continual anti drug scandals serve as a timely reminder to New Zealand Employers and the requirement to have policies in place for workplaces....full story

Employment Relations Authority Win For Employer

Where an Employee has been unjustifiably dismissed or disadvantaged, any compensation can be reduced to reflect the Employee’s own contribution to the situation.  Recently, the Employment Relations Authority decided that although the Employee had been unjustifiably dismissed, his behaviour and lies contributed 100% to the dismissal and therefore was not entitled to any remedies....full story

$5 Pom racial abuse dismissed

A woman employed on a casual basis claimed harassment and racial abuse from her employer has had her case dismissed by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA). The $5 Pom remark from the Director...full story

Employers Toolbox Library

Feature review of our cloud based Employers Toolbox which is one of the most useful. The Library, located on the Dashboard, is a collection of reference resources including eBooks, policies, documents and templates which every business needs at some point....full story

Upgrade Employment Contracts Creator

A new version of the ECC has been developed following the changes in legislation, case law and best practices. Subsequent to the Employment Standards Bill and the Health & Safety At Work (2015) Act changes are now incorporated along with our recommended clauses. Our in-house legal team have modified our Employment Agreements to accommodate these changes and provide the best protection for business owners. Employers Support Package members do not require this upgrade as the online systems have already changed....full story