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Employers Newsletter Sept 2017

Published 04 Sep 2017
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First OSH Prosecution Under New Act - $137,500

From a workplace accident in April 2016, the first prosecution under the new Health & Safety at Work 2015 Act (HSWA) went through Palmerston North District Court last week, costing the firm $137,500....full story

2 Years Jail for Hamilton Employer

Paying staff in cash, goods or trade, no records or various tax returns has landed a Hamilton boss with a 2 year jail sentence this week....full story

Staff Stood Down for Being Overweight

Fonterra has been in the spotlight this week after summarily standing down some of their truck drivers, following advice from the manufacturers of their milk trucks that some of Fonterra's drivers may be exceeding the safety weight limit for the truck seats....full story

Employers Toolbox Asbestos Register

As part of our commitment to continual improvement of our products for our subscribers, the Employers Toolbox Health & Safety now has an Asbestos Register to comply with the new Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016....full story

Daylight Saving Starts

Daylight Saving will begin again this month on Sunday 24th September. At 2.00am clocks are put forward one hour to 3.00am.

Employees who are working during that time will be working an hour less, but should still be paid for that extra hour as if it was worked.
Daylight Saving lasts through to 1st April 2018 when clocks go back 1 hour to NZ standard time.