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Privacy Bill Expand article
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Such a review is inevitable given the vastly different information environment we live in now versus when the Privacy Act came into effect in 1993.  During the course of this 25 year period, the digit...

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Holidays Act Review Expand article
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Our experience is that, even with the best will in the world, there are very few employers managing to pay their people correctly at present.  Nothing about the current laws enables a systemized appro...

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Welcome Sam Audeau - June 2018 Expand article
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Sam is a seasoned HR practitioner who has held senior specialist and generalist HR roles, and prior joining us, held senior Employment Relations and HR Management roles in the private and public secto...

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Triangular Employment - Impact on Labour Hire Expand article
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For some time the concept of triangular employment has been an issue.  In the recent case of Prasad v LSG Skychefs [2017] NZEmpC 150, to which the current legislation applied, the Court found the empl...

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Christmas/New Year Holidays - The Basics Expand article
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This year the public holidays are straight forward.  Because 25 & 26 December and 1 & 2 January are not weekend days, the holidays are observed on the days they fall. Therefore employees who would oth...

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Streets Ice Cream - A salient reminder from Australia Expand article
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If you can’t remember NZ industrial relations in the 1970s study this Australian example of what could happen under the Fair Pay Agreements the Government is proposing. The industrial relations enviro...

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Contractors and Non-Permanent Employees Expand article
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The circumstances of non-permanent employees and persons in contracting relationships will also receive close scrutiny.  Issues under consideration include: Repealing the "Hobbit" legislation which cu...

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Fair Pay Agreements Expand article
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Labour promises to, “in conjunction with relevant stakeholders, develop and introduce a legislative system of industry and sector collective bargaining that allows unions and employers, with the assis...

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Minimum Wage Debate Expand article
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With the new Government in place unions are on a high, super confident that all the Coalition's policies will be implemented as promised.  Increasing the minimum wage is a case in point and in current...

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Paul Meuli Retires Expand article
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Paul has decided to retire after 40 years in the HR space, and 33 years as a practising consultant.  After completing a Master of Arts from Victoria University of Wellington he joined Winstone Limited...

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Workplace Investigations Service Expand article
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We regularly undertake workplace investigations and recently Justine O’Connell completed the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI) study course at its training institute in Baltimore, USA. The ...

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Compensation Awards Trending Up Expand article
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Compensation awards in the Employment Relations Authority are trending up but not by much.  For 2016 the average hit $7,000 up from $6,344 the previous year. However, the EMA says employers pay an ave...

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