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January 2016 Newsletter

Published 17 Jan 2016
This Issue

Flawed dismissal costs Cafe owner over $30,000

A Christchurch cafe had terminated a member of staff's employment following some ongoing performance issues. After issuing a warning to her earlier in the year for failing to clean fridges despite signing them off as cleaned and talking to other staff regarding starting a new cafe business...full story

Hazardous Substances draft regulations

Regulations for Hazardous Substances under the new Health & Safety at Work Act are in draft form now and the MBIE are going through the process of seeking feedback from industry....full story

Waitangi Day is Mondayised this year

Waitangi Day is Mondayised this year for the first time since the Holidays Amendment Act 2013.

The Act 'Mondayised' both Waitangi and ANZAC Day public holidays in line with Christmas and New Year public holidays (4) which are also Mondayised if they should fall on a weekend.

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Air NZ demonstrates correct dismissal procedures

A former flight attendant who took Air NZ all the way to the Employment Court has failed in her bid for compensation after being dismissed.

In a string of incidents and allegations of misconduct culminating with the pilot of one flight considering having her removed from a flight....full story