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Changes to ERA


How will the changes affect your business?

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Employment Matters- news for small business


From today the new ‘starting-out wage’ is an option for employers and employees The starting-out wage gives employers a real incentive to give young people a foothold on the employment ladder. The starting-out wage sits alongside other government initiatives aimed at helping more young New Zealanders into work or training, including Work and Income’s Job […]

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how is your business managing the 90 day trial period?


There are an increasing number of employment agreements I am seeing that do not have the 90 day wording right.  have you got it right on your employment agreements?

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The law tightens its web on The Web


The law Copyright Amendment Act 2011 is in force from September 1st- do you know what it means for your business? The changes aim to crack down on peer-to-peer file sharing. That is, to stamp out internet privacy. If your staff are using work computers to download music, films, books and games YOU will be […]

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The law tightens its web on The Web


The law Copyright Amendment Act 2011 is in force from September 1st- do you know what it means for your business? The changes aim to crack down on peer-to-peer file sharing. That is, to stamp out internet privacy. If your staff are using work computers to download music, films, books and games YOU will be […]

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The law tightens its web on The Web


The law Copyright Amendment Act 2011 is in force from September 1st- do you know what it means for your business? The changes aim to crack down on peer-to-peer file sharing. That is, to stamp out internet privacy. If your staff are using work computers to download music, films, books and games YOU will be […]

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Do you photocopy things from the newspaper in your office?


Unauthorised copy from NZ print media publications is against copyright law. Even if it is just for internal distribution. You can get a licence from Print Media Copyright Agency (PMCA) to gain the right to copy articles for the office.

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It’s the law! Friday is the 1st of July!


It’s the law! From Friday the first of July all employers must have signed copies of employment agreements with all employees. If a Labour Inspector finds you guilty of NOT having signed employment agreements with your staff the fine could be $10,000!

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Your employment agreements are ‘the foundationof your employment realtionships’ with staff


You are already aware of the current requirment to have written emplyment agreements with all employees. From July 1st 2011, you will also have to keep a copy of this agreement with current terms and conditions of employment. Check your policies and processes today!

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Timing is everything with 90 day trial period


You need a plan to manage the 90day trial period well, and make sure you meet the obligations of good faith as an employer. Why not consider using a shorter than 90 day trial period? Give yourself the option of making payment in lieu of notice by including this in the wording of the clause.

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