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Employers Newsletter Dec 2017

Published 04 Dec 2017
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Merry Christmas 2017

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our customers. Thank you for your support throughout the past year, we hope 2017 has been successful for your Business. We are open and available throughout the Christmas period except for Public Holidays. From 27th Dec through to Jan 12th inclusive our phone support line is available from 8am to 3pm.

We are looking forward to assisting you throughout the coming challenges in 2018.

This Issue

Electronic Signing Employment Agreements

Wanting a more paperless office? Good news for you. The electronic signing of Employment Agreements, Contractor Agreements and handbooks for our cloud based Employers Toolbox will be available in the New Year....full story

Wendys up for $1.6m for getting Public Holidays wrong

3 years ago a Wendys employee approached the MBIE questioning her boss' policy not giving staff a day in lieu when required to work on a Public Holiday. Last month the matter was heard by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) who found in favour of the staff and ordered every Wendys store to go back 5 years and put it right....full story

Xmas Party and Closedowns

The Christmas season is upon us once again, here's a couple of pointers on the common seasonal issues: Christmas parties; closedowns; the rules and our recommendations....full story

WorkSafe Asbestos Prosecution

Failing to follow correct asbestos removal procedures has resulted in the first prosecution under the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 and a fine of $10,000....full story