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Employers Newsletter May 2018

Published 07 May 2018
This Issue

Social Media at Work

With the recent social media outburst after a prominent rugby player making unpopular remarks on homosexuality it raises the issue of an Employee's freedom of speech with respect of the employing company....full story

Migrant Worker Rights

It seems not a week passes without another story of a company getting fined for breaching minimum employment standards when employing migrant workers.The latest are an Auckland construction company fined $19,000 for unlawful Employment Agreements and denying casual workers minimum rights, and a Napier petrol station $120,000 fine plus $132,000 for unpaid wages and holiday pay....full story

Performance Reviews software update

Performance Review software within the Employers Toolbox has new functionality and tools to promote the flexibility in construction and implementation of reviews: Custom categories and online completion of reviews for all parties....full story

Queen's Birthday 2018

Monday, 4 June 2018 celebrates the Queen's Birthday in New Zealand. This is a Public Holiday, and the last national one until Labour Day in late October.

The usual rules apply; time plus one half payment rate for the hours actually worked, and if it would have otherwise been a working day for the staff member - an alternative holiday (day in lieu) also.