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September 2011 Newsletter

Published 03 Sep 2011
This Issue

Copyright law changes

$15,000 Fines or Termination of Internet Access for Businesses Downloading Copyrighted Content from the Internet
The passing of the new copyright law on file sharing is creating major concerns to employers. Most businesses rely heavily on the internet these days and Companies' internet access could be removed if staff repeatedly breach copyright laws. Employers need to take several actions to protect themselves...full story

Absenteeism & What To Do About It

Rugby fans who are otherwise excellent employees may be tempted to take the odd 'sickie' to watch or go to some of the games. The recent amendments to the Holidays Act 2003 allow an employer to now request ...full story

Dismissal for Theft of DVD

Employment Relations Authority Finds That Dismissal For Theft of Low Value Item was Justified
Here's a recent example of an employee being justifiably dismissed for stealing a low cost item. Hopefully the publicity given to this case will serve to deter this practise in the work place...full story

Daylight Saving Reminder

Daylight Saving starts at 3am on Sunday 25th September...full story

Employment Contract Creator Upgrade

Our Employment Contract Creator (ECC) software complies with the latest Laws. It is available for purchasing from, or alternatively by emailing The price of the new version of the ECC has been discounted to $176 plus GST ($202.40) - usually $360 plus GST, It is free for Employer Support Package subscribers, who also have access to a secure, web based employment contract creator.