Handling Health and Safety Your Way

Handling Health and Safety Your Way

Health and Safety is critical to running a successful and safe... read more

Health and Safety is critical to running a successful and safe farming business.  Whether you own a Farm, Sharemilk, Contract...

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General / January 25, 2015

SALARIES don’t always save you in the long run.

SALARIES don’t always save you in the long run.

All employees are required to pay their staff at least minimum... read more

All employees are required to pay their staff at least minimum wage, currently $13.75 per hour.  A Stratford farm owner...

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General / October 25, 2015

Suspension: Do’s and Don’ts

Suspension: Do’s and Don’ts

It’s a common misconception that an employer can simply not... read more

It’s a common misconception that an employer can simply not require an employee to attend work where a disciplinary investigation...

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General / March 25, 2016

New Health & Safety Regulations – higher penalties for employers

New Health & Safety Regulations – higher penalties for employers

The potential for higher penalties for non-compliance as a result... read more

The potential for higher penalties for non-compliance as a result of upcoming changes to Health & Safety regulations means employers...

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General / July 25, 2016

Trial Periods – Not as simple as they appear

Trial Periods – Not as simple as they appear

Since 1 April 2011, all employers, regardless of the number of... read more

Since 1 April 2011, all employers, regardless of the number of staff they have, have been able to employ a...

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General / December 25, 2016

Fatigue: a ‘new’ health and safety issue?

Fatigue: a ‘new’ health and safety issue?

Fatigue can be defined as the temporary inability, or decrease... read more

Fatigue can be defined as the temporary inability, or decrease in ability, or strong disinclination to respond to a situation, because...

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General / April 25, 2017

International Employment Disputes – which law applies?

International Employment Disputes – which law applies?

A recent decision by the Court of Appeal (CoA) upheld the rules... read more

A recent decision by the Court of Appeal (CoA) upheld the rules of private international law by determining that the...

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General / June 25, 2017

Can you dismiss an employee for lying during a disciplinary investigation?

Can you dismiss an employee for lying during a disciplinary investigation?

Can you dismiss an employee for lying during a disciplinary investigation?... read more

Can you dismiss an employee for lying during a disciplinary investigation? The recent Court of Appeal decision, George v Auckland...

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General / October 25, 2017

Staff parties are fun – but are they safe?

Staff parties are fun – but are they safe?

With the end of the year fast approaching, many businesses will... read more

With the end of the year fast approaching, many businesses will be organising staff parties to celebrate their employees’ contributions....

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General / February 25, 2018

Are Unpaid Meetings Considered “Work”?

Are Unpaid Meetings Considered “Work”?

The short answer is, yes, as a recent Employment Court decision... read more

The short answer is, yes, as a recent Employment Court decision involving retail chain, Smiths City, has confirmed. While the...

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General / May 25, 2018