Essential HR

We aim to share short, informative posts on current developments and ideas in the HR space that are of practical use to employers and employees alike!

The Essential HR Team wants to make sure you always know what is happening in the world of human resources. Here we provide you with latest news and updates from Essential HR, as we identify them.  This includes our own analyses, summaries of key legal developments month by month, and useful tips for your organisation.


Canterbury Companies In breach of Employment laws ... are you or someone you know?

It appears that the Christchurch rebuild has pressured a number of companies into taking legal short-cuts.

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Employing Casual staff or students over the holiday period?

This is the time of year when many employers take on a student or two or additional casual staff to cover those taking leave.

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Company Officers face liability

A Senior Manager in Australia is being charged under H&S legislation in Australia (on which our new Act is modelled).

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Essential Update - September October 2014

You can read September-October 2014 Essential Update here

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Wage/Cost Increases

Stats NZ have issued two figures in the last week. The CPI figures for the year to 30 September have been released at 1.0% and the labour cost index reflected...

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Social Media at work

It seems logical to me that for you to be relevant to your business community you need to be employing staff who actively build connections within that community.

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BYOD!

No, I am not talking about bringing drinks to work. But this is a different idea relating to employing the technological generation: Bring Your Own Devices!

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Older workers are more accident-prone – False

Do workers over the age of 60 pose a higher risk to health and safety than their younger counterparts? A recent study by researchers at Brunel University in London proves...

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Dismissed for “Liking” a Facebook post

A manager has been fairly dismissed for “Liking” a Facebook post that was derogatory about her employer

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Restraint of Trade Clauses

Many Employment Agreements have them – many more employers want them – but what is needed to be able to rely on one?

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