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July 2014 Newsletter

Published 01 Jul 2014
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Employer Ordered to Pay ex Employee $90,000 in Compensation

Ex Camping Ground Manager was awarded a total of $90,000 in compensation for humiliation, loss of dignity and injury to his feelings and lost wages in respect of unjustified dismissal, and for income earned, but unpaid, while he was employed as a camping ground manager....full story

Terminating Employment after Disputing Medical Certificate was Costly

The Employee took annual holidays over the Christmas period 2011/2012 and was due back at work on 27 December 2011. He had applied for holidays until 3 January 2012, but this request was declined. However he did not return to work until 3 January 2012. He was in Fiji, became ill and had to defer his return until he was well. ...full story

Reasonable Cause Drug and Alcohol Testing

The boundaries of drug and alcohol testing are being tried with recent cases eating away at the Employer’s ability to freely drug and alcohol test its Employees. ...full story

Changes to Clarify when Accommodation and Employee Allowances are Non-taxable

The Taxation (Annual Rates, Employee Allowances, and Remedial Matters) Act 2014 enacted late June 2014 has introduced a number of changes to the tax treatment of Employee allowances. ...full story

Employers Toolbox Cloud service

Our online resource the Employers Toolbox is now available to purchase as a stand alone product. To date our cloud services have been available to members only. Now you can now subscribe independently if preferred.

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