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November 2009 Newsletter

Published 01 Nov 2009
This Issue

Ban on the Use of Hand-Held Mobile Phones While Driving

From 1 November 2009, it is illegal to use a handheld mobile while driving. We recommend that you implement a mobile phone policy in your organisation in order to reinforce the safety aspects and to ensure that your employees comply with the new law while driving on Company business...full story

Employers to have a say over Tea & Meal breaks

The National Govt has introduced a new Bill into Parliament. If the Bill passes in its present form then employers will have the right to 'trade' the breaks for 'time off' at a later time (in lieu of tea breaks & meal breaks)...full story

Employer Seminars are underway

EAL's seminars are proving to be very popular. The South Island section commences on Monday 2nd Nov, followed by Napier/Hastings on Thursday 12th Nov.
These seminars are free to Employer Support Package members.

ACC rules due to change

The battle for fair and reasonable compensation and employer's costs of ACC levies are taking a significant step up. A word to the wise is simply: "avoid accidents and injuries over the next few years" - or pay a scary price...full story

Calculating Payment for Public Holidays - 'Relevant Daily Pay'

Relevant daily pay is used to calculate payment for public holidays and alternative holidays. Relevant daily pay reflects what the employee would have been paid if they had worked on the day in question...full story

NZ Public Holiday Dates 2010 & 2011

Public holiday dates for the coming period and next 2 years...full story