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Can you deduct funds from an employees wage?

It seems that poor people practices have been all over the news lately with stories of employee wages being docked at petrol stations, supermarkets behaving badly and restaurant owners facing fines. Employment Relations Authority case is a reminder that employers must adhere to the law when trying to deduct wages from an employee. An employer cannot make […]

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ERA 2000 – changes come into force 6/3/15

The Employment Relations Amendment Act 2014 (Act) has now received Royal assent and will come into force on 6 March 2015. The Act amends the Employment Relations Act 2000 (ERA 2000) and makes a number of key changes, including: Allowing unions and employers to initiate bargaining at the same time and entitling employers to reduce […]

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Who is most prone to work related injuries?

Men are more prone to workplace accidents, with male workers generating 73 per cent of all claims and 95 per cent of all claims for workplace fatal claims.  The report showed that 63 claims have been made for fatal work-related injuries in 2013 and of these claims, 95 per cent were for males.  

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Written Employment Agreements Compulsory from 1 July

Changes to the Employment Relations Act as at 1 July 2011 mean all employers must have signed employment agreements for all employees. The obligation applies irrespective of when the employment relationship started. The amended provision specifies that an intended agreement (generally a written agreement not yet signed) “must not be treated as the employee’s employment […]

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Payment for parental leave to rise

Paid parental leave payments will increase from July 1, 2011, by a maximum of $17 a week taking the maximum weekly government payment to $458.82. The minimum government payment for self-employed parents will also increase from $127.50 per week to $130.00 per week. The maximum rate of paid parental leave is adjusted every year to […]

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Employment Agreements – are you ready for 1 July?

From 1 July 2011 all employers are obliged under the Employment Relations Act to retain a signed copy of the employment agreements of all current employees or a copy of the terms and conditions of employment if the employment agreement is not signed. Now is the time to complete an audit of your employee files […]

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NZTE Management Capability Development Voucher Scheme

The NZTE Management Capability Development Voucher Scheme (CAPDEVS as we like to call it!) has been created to facilitate subsidised training support for small and medium sized businesses. NZTE Capability Development Vouchers are available through our local Regional Business Partner,Opportunity Hamilton. The vouchers can be used to help you access services that build your management capabilities, […]

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Circus Quirkus Sponsorship

Everest Group endeavour to regularly support local charities.  Our latest sponsorship is with Rotary Club of Waikato Sunrise.  Rotary Club of Waikato Sunrise is the host club for the children’s charity event “Circus Quirkus”.  This is a dynamic and memorable act, which will be held on Wednesday 8 June at Founders Theatre.  This is to entertain […]

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1 April Employment Law Changes

1 April is coming!   What impact will the new employment changes have on your business?   In short – quite a lot!  Prior to 1 April you will need to make some key decisions about how the changes will be managed in your business.  Do you intend to use the new trial period?  What training will […]

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Bridge to success built on reputation

Published in The New Zealand Herald, 10 June 2010. How positive are your workplace relationships? Would your manager, colleagues, customers or suppliers recommend you? The value of building and maintaining effective business relationships may be obvious to people in sales-related positions, but positive workplace relationships can impact any person’s career. In an environment where many opportunities stem […]

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