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November 2012 Newsletter

Published 12 Nov 2012

Incompatibility - Grounds For Dismissal

Confrontational and belittling behaviour by an Employee ultimately led to his dismissal...full story

Closedown Rules For Employers

This is the time of year when some businesses decide to shut down operations in order to carry out annual maintenance, or they might not require staffing in some departments. A formal "Closedown" can be implemented. This is different from closing down only for Public Holidays. It is imperative that the correct guidelines are followed. For more information on how to implement a Closedown Period, please see...full story

Dismissed Employee Viewed Pornographic Images On The Internet To Take His Mind Off Work Which He Was Finding Demanding

A man who was sacked for looking at pornography on his work computer took his case to the Employment Relations Authority and argued that it was not serious porn because it was "adults only, not harsh and was only people"....full story

Government Announces Proposed Changes To Law Regarding Vulnerable Workers

The proposed changes to the Employment Relations Act apply to smaller businesses and they affect Vulnerable Employees on the sale of a business...full story

Public Holidays 2013

Here is a schedule of the Public Holidays for 2013...full story