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November 2014 Newsletter

Published 01 Nov 2014
This Issue

Amendments to the Employment Relations Act 2000

The first new legislation to be passed by the new Parliament was the Employment Relations Amendment Act.  These amendments will take effect from 6 March 2015. We will discuss the first three changes in this newsletter and the remaining three in the December newsletter.

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Employers and Their Machinery - Health & Safety

Employers are responsible for the health and safety of their employees and any other people who can be harmed by the actions or inactions of their employees. If an employer can only minimise a hazard, they must monitor the environment and the health of employees.
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Closedown Periods

A Closedown Period means "a period during which the Employer customarily closes the Employer's operations or discontinues the work of one or more Employees and requires his or her Employees to take all or some of their annual holidays"
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Shop Trading Hours

There are 3 ½ days when almost all shops are required to be closed under the Shop Trading Hours Repeal Act 1990. These days include Christmas Day
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Public Holidays 2015

Here is a table of public holidays covering the next 14 months
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