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December 2010 Employers Newsletter


Published 01 Dec 2010
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Thank you for your association during 2010

This Issue

90 Day Trial Periods Will Be Available To All Employers

Recent Court Decision together with Parliament's Changes in Employment Law Just Trebled Employers' Exposure over the 90 Day Trial Period.The Employment Court's decision in the Stokes Valley Pharmacy case and the changes to the Employment Relations Act have a dramatic effect on everyone's previous perception on running the "90 Day Trial Period". For a summary of the changes...full story

Changes To The Holidays Act & The Employment Relations Act

To Read a Summary of the Changes to the Holidays Act and the Employment Relations Act...full story

EMPLOYERS ASSISTANCE LTD SEMINARS

Would You Like To Learn About the Changes and How To Avoid The Exposure? Employer Seminars Coming SoonEmployers Assistance Ltd have conducted an in depth analysis of the changes to the law, together with a review of case history. There some major traps which are avoidable - we will be addressing these in a round of 2 hour seminars which will be conducted nation-wide. The first one will be held on Wednesday 15th December 2010 in Albany at 2:00pm....full story

REDUNDANCY – news flash!

Employer Ordered to Pay 6 Months Salary and $5,000 for Hurt and Humiliation for Incorrect Handling of Redundancy. A Company has been heavily fined by the Employment Court for asking a person, occupying a soon to be redundant position, to apply for a similar vacant position. To find out where they went wrong, please ...full story

Calculating Payment for Public Holidays - 'Relevant Daily Pay'

Relevant daily pay is used to calculate payment for public holidays and alternative holidays. Relevant daily pay reflects what the employee would have been paid if they had worked on the day in question...full story

TEENAGER LOSES PART OF FINGER DUE TO LACK OF MACHINE GUARDING

A 17 year old worker lost part of his finger in a machine accident, which would have been prevented had the employer deployed machine guarding...full story

FARMERS URGED TO WEAR SEATBELTS ON TRACTORS

More avoidable carnage as a result of a Tractor AccidentMasterton farmer killed whilst driving a tractor. The Department of Labour is urging farmers to wear seatbelts on tractors...full story