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December 2015 Newsletter

Published 01 Dec 2015
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Merry Christmas

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We wish all of our clients a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We are open and available throughout the Christmas period except for Public Holidays.

Many thanks for your business during 2015. We are looking forward to assisting you throughout 2016 with the many changes afoot in legislation and compliance.

This Issue

When to notify WorkSafe of accidents

Under the new Health and Safety at Work Act the requirements for recording and reporting incidents to WorkSafe are changing. The term Notifiable Events is new and records are to be kept for 5 years....full story

Sacked truck driver gets $13,000 in ERA

A truck driver fired for serious misconduct wins in the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) due to the Employer's lack of disciplinary process. Over $13,000 awarded to ex employee after asking a client is he was 'on the rags'...full story

Agreements for Seasonal Workers

Christmas and New Year is of course a busy time for many employers. Many have to take on more staff usually on fixed term or casual employment agreements to keep up with the seasonal demand. Employers need to ensure that new employees are employed on the appropriate type of agreement...full story

Flouting Employment Law costs Gisborne Employer $30k

An extensive investigation by the Labour Inspectorate found that the employer, Mele Ford, failed to keep and produce compliant wage and time records, leave records and employment agreements. There was also $19,455 in unpaid holiday pay owing to 31 past employees....full story

Holiday Pay Over Christmas

"Relevant daily pay" is used to calculate the employee's pay entitlements for public holidays, alternative holidays, sick leave and bereavement leave....full story