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Newsletter February 2017

Published 05 Feb 2017
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Performance Improvement Programmes

New feature in the Employers Toolbox; Performance Improvement Programmes (PIP). Performance Improvement Programmes are a recognised formal mechanism of addressing and attempting to correct sub-standard performance problems when found. The same framework is also a great tool to use in training or up-skilling staff for new roles and challenges...full story

Summer Injuries - What Employers should do

During Summer many employees take the opportunity to get outdoors and pursue some sporting activities. For employers this can mean an increase in sick days and ACC claims and it is important to know what to do when employees have injuries outside of the workplace....full story

The Job Description

The written job description (J.D.) used to be something found only in big organisations including central and local Government. Today however, a written job description is a required part of every employee’s employment agreement....full story

Minimum Wage Increase

On 1 April 2017, the adult minimum wage increases by 50 cents to $15.75 an hour. Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse said that the starting-out and training minimum wage rates also increase, from...full story

Business fined $45k for H & S failings

A cleaning company fined $45k for not following their own Health & Safety procedures after an employee contracted Hepatitus B....full story