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November 2013 Newsletter

Published 01 Nov 2013
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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

New Standards for Medical Certificates

On 30 October 2013, the Medical Council released its updated standards for doctors writing medical certificates....full story

WorkSafe is nearly here. Are you ready?

WorkSafe NZ will be established this December and they will be charged with minimising deaths and serious harm in the workplace. Employers can expect to see far more workplace inspections than ever before. Are your Health and Safety systems up to scratch?...full story

How Employers Should Handle a Resignation

Employment agreements can end when an Employee offers their resignation. This may sound a simple end to the employment relationship for the Employer but there are a number of traps...full story

Public Holidays 2014

Here is a schedule of the Public Holidays for 2014...full story