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Christmas Closedowns – What You Need To Know

November 13, 2019 | Author: Adam Wyatt

The Christmas and holiday season is almost upon us again, and we’re sure that many businesses are already making plans to maximise their business during this festive time. One thing you may not have thought about is Christmas closedowns. If you’re planning to close down all or part of your business over the Christmas/New Year period, there are a few regulations that you may like to know about.

How Flexible Work Can Be A Business Benefit

May 16, 2019 | Author: Adam Wyatt

The standard 9-5 work day is gradually becoming a thing of the past. Your needs as a business owner have changed, the needs of the customers have changed, and of course, your employees’ needs have also changed. When it comes to rostering staff and setting working hours, one-size fits all no longer applies, so it makes sense that we would become more flexible in how we accommodate workers.

Employment Contracts: Written vs Verbal

February 7, 2019 | Author: Adam Wyatt

Every time an employee enters into a work agreement, a contract is set in place. Even if you haven’t signed anything yourself, it might surprise you to know that a discussion and a shake of the hand could be as legally binding as a signed document.

How to Strengthen Your Sexual Harassment Policy

October 8, 2018 | Author: Adam Wyatt

Momemtum is growing for a national inquiry into sexual harassment in New Zealand workplaces following reports that that complaints have doubled in the public sector alone.

Staying Off The Stand Down List

September 7, 2018 | Author: Adam Wyatt

Here are some fool-proof ways to make sure you’re meeting your employer obligations, and can keep your business name off the Stand Down list:

Easter Sunday Trading Restrictions

February 13, 2018 | Author: Adam Wyatt

Many employers will soon begin planning Easter rosters and trading hours, so now is the time to remind you of notification requirements that relate to Easter Sunday. The Shop Trading Hours Act 1990 was amended in 2016 to enable territorial authorities to decide whether retailers in their districts can open on Easter Sunday.

Ask Our Specialist – How Long Should Employee Meal and Rest Breaks Be?

January 15, 2018 | Author: Adam Wyatt

There are no specific rules for when or how long rest and meal breaks should be however, employers must give their employees a reasonable opportunity to negotiate and reach agreement about the frequency and length of breaks.

Ask Our Specialist – How to Manage Union Right of Entry

November 7, 2017 | Author: Adam Wyatt

The appearance of a union at the workplace can be challenging for any employer. However, there are clear obligations on union officials and on employers during this process and knowing what is required by each party can make the situation easier to manage.

What Agreement For Which Employee?

August 8, 2017 | Author: Adam Wyatt

Managing staff is complex, but getting it right in the first place is crucial. Ensuring employees start their role on the correct employment agreement is one of the most straightforward ways to ensure they are receiving minimum requirements and being utilised most effectively in the business.

Record Keeping Checklist

July 10, 2017 | Author: Adam Wyatt

Good record keeping ensures that employee’s remuneration and leave entitlements are correct and prevents misunderstanding between the employer and employee.

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