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June 2015 Newsletter

Published 10 Jun 2015
This Issue

WorkSafe Prosecution for Fatal Accident Costs Employer $80,000

WorkSafe NZ have prosecuted a Hastings based Orchard for causing the death of a worker, who had only been with the company for 5 days when he crashed their modified company vehicle. 
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Parental Leave Payments Increase from 1st July 2015

Parental leave payments increase from 1 July 2015.

The maximum weekly rate for eligible employees and self-employed parents will increase from $504.10 to $516.85 gross per week.

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Adding Job Descriptions to Employment Contracts

Our "Cloud" Based Employers Toolbox offers over 600 job descriptions which are searchable, customisable and downloadable.

These job descriptions can also be imported as a schedule into any Employment Agreement which you create in the Toolbox.

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Lack of Wage Records Costs Employer $16,000

An employer in Christchurch was ordered by the Employment Relations Authority to pay an employee $16,200 for not paying wages correctly. They failed to prove otherwise
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Enforcement of Employment Standards, Part 2

Following on from last month's article: The Government has approved a package of measures to strengthen enforcement of employment standards. This will be introduced to Parliament later this year.
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