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September 2015 Newsletter

Published 10 Sep 2015
This Issue

Importance of Keeping Wage Records

There is inconsistency across employment legislation. For example, the Employment Relations Act and Minimum Wage Act have different requirements for recording time worked and this has led to difficulties in assessing whether low salaried and piece workers (workers who are paid by the number of products they create or tasks they complete) are receiving adequate pay...full story

Paid Parental Leave Extends for Premature Babies

The government has unveiled the plans to extend paid parental leave to include parents that have premature babies. Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse said payments would depend on how premature the baby was and each case and entitlement would be different....full story

The Health and Safety at Work Act

The Health and Safety at Work Act was passed on 28 August 2015 and will come into effect from 4 April 2016....full story

Health & Safety Emergency Procedures

Emergencies can strike anywhere at any time. They are part of life and often occur in the workplace. As a business this is part of your Health & Safety obligations....full story

Daylight Savings September

Employees who work their shift during the time daylight saving starts and as a result work an hour less, should get paid as if the extra hour was worked.


 We turn clocks forward one hour at 2.00am on Sunday the 27th September 2015.