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Continuity of Employment (Part 6A) - Subpart 1 Expand article
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Object The object of subpart 1 of the Act is to provide protection to specified categories of employees if as a result of restructuring, their work is to be performed by another person. The categories...

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Flexible Working Expand article
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The Act extends the right to request flexible working arrangements to all employees, not just those with caring responsibilities as was previously the case. In this context “working arrangements” mean...

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Trial Periods Expand article
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The Act has clarified a grey area concerning the lawfulness of trial periods for employees bound by a collective agreement. The amended s.67A(5) in essence provides that a trial period may be included...

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Removal of 'first 30 days' rule Expand article
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Previously where there was an applicable collective agreement in place, the terms and conditions of employment for all new employees for the first 30 days, could not be inconsistent with those of the ...

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Strikes and Lockouts Expand article
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Written Notice of all lawful strikes and lockouts is required No employee may strike: Unless the strike is lawful, Without having given to the employer and the Chief Executive of the Ministry of Busin...

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Changes to Kiwisaver Expand article
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The minimum contribution rate for both employers and employees is now 3%. This change has caused a number of clients to reconsider their remuneration structures because of concerns about: The increasi...

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Health and Safety Update Expand article
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There have been a number of significant developments in Health & Safety with the Independent Taskforce into Workplace Health and Safety releasing its report to Labour Minister Simon Bridges on 30 Apri...

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Holidays Act Amendment - Full Recognition of Waitangi Day and Anzac Day Expand article
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From 1 January 2014 most employees will be entitled to a public holiday when Waitangi Day and /or Anzac Day fall on the weekend. The new provision will operate in the same fashion as presently applies...

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Proposed Amendments to the Employment Relations Act announced Expand article
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The Employment Relations Amendment Bill was announced by Simon Bridges, Minister of Labour on 26 April 2013 and was introduced into Parliament on 5 June 2013. It has been referred to the Transport and...

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Teesdale Associates - New Office Location Expand article
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Please note we have moved. Our street and postal addresses are as below: Level 1, 61 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna. PO Box 33-812, Takapuna. All other contact details are unchanged.

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Anzac Day 2015 Expand article
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As is appropriate for the centenary commemorations, with 25 April this year falling on a Saturday it transfers to Monday 27 April for those employees who would otherwise not work on Saturday. Therefor...

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Employment Relations Amendment Act 2014 - Effective 6 March 2015 Expand article
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This legislation has had a very long gestation period.  The Employment Relations Amendment Bill was initially announced on 26 April 2013 and introduced into Parliament on 5 June 2013.  The Act will fi...

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