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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. ...full story

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....full story

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....full story

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...full story

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....full story