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May 21, 2019

A kitchenhand says $12,500 won't reverse the humiliation she felt when her boss fired her for taking approved annual leave. 

HR Matters Tip:

Annual holidays can be taken at any time agreed between the employee and the employer. Ensure that your employees are given...

May 10, 2019

Sweet shop chefs were so overworked they feared they would die, a court has heard.

HR Matters Tip:

Ensure that you are aware of the minimum wage and break entitlements, and that you keep up to date with changes to the employment legislation.

The chefs were employed by Ba...

With May 6th only a few days away, it's vital that you are ready for the new Employment Relations Amendment Act that will affect your business. 

Whether you have only a few staff, or you have over 50, these amendments will certainly effect you in many ways. 

In summ...

May 1, 2019

A drop in the unemployment rate to 4.2 per cent shows the Government’s approach to supporting employment is working. 

It fell from 4.3 per cent in the December 2018 quarter to 4.2 per cent in the three months to March 31, according to Statistics New Zealand figures rele...

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