News

Paul Meuli Retires Expand article
Contract article

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...

Read More
Workplace Investigations Service Expand article
Contract article

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 ...

Read More
Compensation Awards Trending Up Expand article
Contract article

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...

Read More
Pressure on Wage Settlements Expand article
Contract article

Even though the CPI is staying low at 1.7% for the year to June 2017 and projected to remain under that level until 2019, there is increasing pressure in wage negotiations. The combination of the rece...

Read More
MBIE Holiday Pay Audits Expand article
Contract article

In the wake of payroll errors in Police and even in MBIE itself, MBIE has been busy conducting audits in many larger organisations. Almost without exception, including some union payrolls, widespread ...

Read More
"Availability" still an issue Expand article
Contract article

The legislative response to “zero hours” contracts which came into effect on 1 April 2016 continues to cause problems. The Government got itself confused about this matter and left us with many uninte...

Read More
First Case on Availability Provisions Expand article
Contract article

The case of Fraser v Carrick Holdings Limited (a McDonald’s franchisee), has been decided in the Employment Court.  In essence the Court decided that provided employees are not required to work more t...

Read More
Labour’s Workplace Relations Policies Expand article
Contract article

The way things are headed with forming the new Government it’s timely to revisit Labour’s policies in this area. The Jacinda effect meant there was little focus on workplace relations during the campa...

Read More
Fair Work Ombudsman gets more powers Expand article
Contract article

Australia’s Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) regularly prosecutes employers who breach Australian employment laws.  Key advisors, such as HR managers, accountants, bookkeepers and payroll personnel, are also...

Read More
Repudiated Contract - Restraint Unenforceable Expand article
Contract article

The Victorian Court of appeal recently rejected financial services firm Crowe Horwarth Pty Ltd's appeal to enforce post-employment restraints against a senior accountant who sought to provide accounti...

Read More
Holiday Pay - The tip of the iceberg Expand article
Contract article

The recent disclosure of holiday pay irregularities in Police and more recently MBIE are no surprise and probably the tip of the iceberg. The Holidays Act 2003 is too complicated, but the real issue i...

Read More
More on Uber drivers Expand article
Contract article

Uber's problems appear to be escalating.   June 20 has now been set as the date for the class action lawsuit to determine whether Californian Uber drivers are employees or contractors. Last year in pe...

Read More

1 2 3 4 5 6 7