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Casual vs Part-Time Employees: What Are the Differences

April 11, 2024 | Author: Adam Wyatt

Part-time employees are entitled to the same benefits as full time employees such as paid annual leave, paid sick leave, paid personal leave, and paid carer’s leave calculated on a pro-rata basis.  Casual employees also have largely the same rights and responsibilities as permanent employees.

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Employer Health and Safety Obligations Relating to Employees Injured Outside of Work

April 10, 2024 | Author: Adam Wyatt

If one of your employees has sustained an injury outside of work, as an employer you have an obligation to provide assistance wherever possible.

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We’re open: The cost of operating a New Zealand business

April 10, 2024 | Author: Adam Wyatt

Being aware of the many different costs your business may experience and knowing who to turn to for the right advice and insights is the key to long-term success.

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The uncomfortable conversation every employer should prepare for: Termination of employment

April 9, 2024 | Author: Adam Wyatt

Termination of employment is a delicate process filled with many emotions. Therefore, it’s essential business owners and employers understand employee entitlements and employer obligations set out in the Employment Relations Act 2000.

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Minimum Wage Increase 2024

April 9, 2024 | Author: Adam Wyatt

From 1 April 2024 the New Zealand minimum wage will increase by 2% to $23.15 per hour.

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Employee onboarding best practices: The complete guide

April 8, 2024 | Author: Adam Wyatt

A well-structured employee onboarding process helps new hires feel valued and supported, laying the groundwork for success. 

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What to do if Your Business has Financial Trouble

April 7, 2024 | Author: Adam Wyatt

How New Zealand small business owners facing financial difficulties can navigate these challenges.

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Reference Checking for Employment

April 2, 2024 | Author: Adam Wyatt

This article will guide you through the nuances of pre-employment reference checks, ensuring you can make informed hiring decisions.

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Understanding the True Cost of Recruitment

April 1, 2024 | Author: Adam Wyatt

Understanding the hidden costs associated with the recruitment process so you can make informed decisions and optimise your hiring strategies.

Vulnerable Workers in New Zealand: The Complete Guide

March 13, 2024 | Author: Adam Wyatt

Exploiting vulnerable workers in New Zealand carries significant penalties, with the Worker Protection (Migrant and Other Employees) Act 2023 strengthening enforcement and consequences. 

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