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February 2010 Newsletter

Published 01 Feb 2010
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Public Holidays

Incoming calls to Employers Assistance Ltd highlight the confusion over Public Holidays and who is entitled to what...full story

Minimum Wage Increase

The Government has moved to increase the adult minimum wage from $12.50 to $12.75 in line with the Consumer Price Index, Minister of Labour Kate Wilkinson announced 27/01/10. The training and new entrants' minimum wages will increase from $10 to $10.20.The new minimum wage rates will come into effect on April 1, 2010.... more detailed information on how the minimum wage is applied

Proposed Changes to Holidays Act

he government has received submissions on the Holidays Act. Employers and the unions have some differing views...full story

OSH News – Please Don't Think You Aare Covered By Insurance

Please don't think you are covered by insurance - Employer Fined & Has To Pay $55,000 After OSH Prosecution. A Tauranga company has been fined $55,000 and the employee awarded $20,000 in compensation after an accident with a saw...full story

Proposal to change definition of serious harm

Minister of Labour Kate Wilkinson has announced a proposal to change the definition of 'serious harm' under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992...full story

Drug and Alcohol workshops

Employers Assistance Ltd is running a series of Drug & Alcohol advanced training workshops. The workshops are designed for Managers and Supervisors and the next one will be held on May 26th, 2010 in Albany, 8:30am to 4:30pm


Under Health and Safety regulations, Employers are required to take all practicable steps to ensure first aid facilities are provided...full story

First aid training at EAL

Employers Assistance Ltd runs a series of First Aid Training courses and you are invited to send an employee or two for training. The next course is Wednesday 24th March in Lopdell House, Titirangi. The refresher course runs from 8:30am to 12:30pm, full course 8:30am to 4:30pm.