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December 2016 Newsletter

Published 02 Dec 2016
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Merry Christmas 2016

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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. From 27th Dec through to Jan 13th inclusive our phone support line is available from 8am to 3pm

Many thanks for your business during 2016. We are looking forward to assisting you throughout 2017.

This Issue

The Work Xmas Party time again

It's that time of year again; the office Christmas party. While we hate to be considered the 'fun' police it is necessary to consider some issues in order to protect the business. 2014 saw the introduction of lower alcohol tolerance drink driving laws and 2016 has seen the new Health & Safety at Work Act take effect....full story

Holidays & Paying Staff over the Xmas period

Xmas and New Year Public Holidays, Mondayisation and closedown periods. It is important to  get it right. Here is further information....full story

Pay Equity is coming

Following the deliberations of a joint union, employer and Government working party the Government looks likely to make changes to the Equal Pay Act 1972 and the Employment Relations Act 2000....full story

Performance Reviews Online update

New functionality has been added to Online Performance Reviews for our Employers Toolbox users. Following the stages of Key Performance Indicator (KPI) creation, users now have the ability to add questions to the review. Any added questions will be included in the performance review for both the reviewee to answer and the reviewer to comment on. Reviewees can still complete their self assessment in its entirety on their mobile devices....full story

When Natural Disasters Strikes

The recent Kaikoura earthquake has shaken many New Zealand businesses and is a reminder for all employers to check that their agreements and policies set out what happens in the event of a natural disaster. A natural disaster could cause work to be halted, shops to shut, employees’ transport to be cut off, or require employees to take time away from work. ...full story