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April 2013 Newsletter

Published 07 Apr 2013

Procedural Errors In Dismissal Costly For Employer

Rest home worker dismissed for not following house procedures however the Employer, before dismissing the Employee, failed to conduct the investigation correctly....full story

ANZAC Day 2013

ANZAC Day (Thursday, 25 April 2013) is observed on the day it falls. An employee who normally works on this day will receive a paid day off, and if required to work will receive time and a half, and an alternative holiday if the day is an otherwise working day for the employee. ANZAC day is a restricted shopping day until 1pm....full story

Proposed Changes Employment Relations Act 2000

The Government is planning to make changes relating to 'vulnerable workers' whose work is affected by restructuring and also to the collective bargaining regime....full story

Employing School Children

From 1 April 2013 an Employer is required to make the following deductions from any wages or salary paid to school children...full story

Starting Out Wage

The new "Starting Out Wage", which replaces the "New Entrants" wage and "Training" wage for under 20s will take effect from 1 May 2013....full story