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Minimum Wage Increase

Minimum Wage – From 1st April 2017There are three groups to calculate minimum wages for. These are the 'Adult Minimum Wage', 'Starting-Out Wage' and 'Training Minimum Wage'. The Starting-Out and Train...read more
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Occupational Overuse Syndrome (OOS)

EMPLOYER'S RESPONSIBILITIES Employers are responsible for Health & Safety within their workplace Employers must identify, assess and control hazards Employers are responsible for the design of the...read more
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Employment Relations Act 2000

The Employment Relations Act 2000 (as amended) requires that all employment agreements are in writing. Written employment agreements are essential in every business.The employee's rights are largely p...read more
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Overtime Pay & Overtime Pay Laws

WHAT IS IT AND WHERE DO I FIND THE INFORMATION?There are few obligations on employers to pay penal rates other than that already agreed to and in their employment agreements and Public Holidays.Penal...read more
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Sick Leave

Sick leave becomes an entitlement after six months continuous service and the number of days varies with each employment agreement.The minimum entitlement is 5 days currently but employees can negotia...read more
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How to Employ Staff

The exposure today's Employers are facing in regard to unjustified dismissals and other grievances brought by employees is proving costly. Recent legislative changes make it important for employers to...read more
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Extended Leave

Extended Leave is available to employees who intend to assume care for a child under five years old that is born to the employee, the employee's spouse or a child (under five) the employee intends to ...read more
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Public Holidays in New Zealand

The Holidays Act 2003 ("the Act") prescribes certain rules to follow when calculating employee's entitlements to Public Holidays and alternative holidays' for those who work on a P...read more
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Bereavement Leave

WHAT IS IT AND WHERE DO I FIND THE INFORMATION? There are extensive guidelines and rules.The information you seek comes under the heading 'Bereavement Leave' in our publication "Annual Holidays a...read more
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Paternity and Maternity Leave

Often referred to as Parental leave, Maternity and Paternity leave; there are extensive guidelines and rules.We have publications which cover this topic in-depth;  "Annual Holidays and Leave...read more
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90 Day Trial Period Process

See our 90 Day Trial Period free toolsA 90 day trial period allows an Employer to employ a new staff member with a single trial period of 90 days or less. A trial period allows an Employer to assess a...read more