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January 2011 Newletter

Published 01 Jan 2011
All the Very Best for the New Year!
This Issue

1st April 2011 - Holidays Act & Employment Relations Act Amendments

Employers will need to become familiar with the changes to employment law as they have far reaching effects on systems and processes. Here is a summary of the changes and recommended actions which you will need to take in order to comply ...full story

Employment Law Seminars

Come to our seminars and learn in all about the current law changes and how they affect your situation. The seminars will be held nation wide and will be run in February and March. The Seminars are free to ESP members ($45 plus GST for non members). Bring a friend for free!

Deductions For An Overpayment

It Could Cost You Thousands Should You Follow Incorrect Process When Recovering Overpayments.
Even if you have a contractual right to make a deduction for a future overpayment, your approach to recovering this money can come under the judicial spotlight...full story

Douglas v Millbrook Country Club Ltd

Employer Ordered To Pay $2,000 For Not Providing Appropriate Support When Dismissing Employee.
The Employee's employment was terminated for redundancy. This was challenged by the employee, who raised a personal grievance. For more details...full story

Department of Labour investigates quad bike death in Wairoa

The Department of Labour has confirmed it is investigating the death of a man in a quad bike accident on Monday on a farm near Wairoa in northern Hawke's Bay...full story

Drug & Alcohol Workshop

Employers Assistance Ltd is hosting a series of Drug & Alcohol advanced training workshops, presented by Drug Free Sites. They are designed for Managers and Supervisors. The next one will be held on Thursday March 24th, 2011 in Albany, from 10am to 3:30pm.

First Aid Training Available at EAL

Employers Assistance Ltd is hosting a series of First Aid Training courses, presented by Life Care Consultants and you are invited to send an employee or two for training. The next course is Thursday 10th February 2011. The refresher course runs from 8:30am to 12:30pm, full course 8:30am to 4:30pm.