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.


Covid-19 – Payroll practicalities and 80% “Best Efforts” clarified

Very important information! Please click to read the latest clarifications.

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Covid-19 – Level 4

We may officially be in lock-down but we are still here to help! 

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Covid-19 – Clarifications

Let us clarify a few things...

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Covid-19 - Lock Down

We are still here to help! Here is the most recent information we have for you...

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Leave Management

Are you on top of of what leave your staff are or are not taking? Are they accruing large leave balances or taking a lot of sick leave? Read on for tips on how to manage this... 

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Payroll Problems – Get It Checked Out

Does your payroll system comply with the Holiday's Act? There is a good chance that it doesn't...

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What kind of “restraint of trade” should you have in place to protect your business?

Is "restraint of trade" a suitable clause to protect your business? Let us guide you in finding the right option.

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When should you start to manage poor performance?

Manage poor performance now, before it costs you!

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Is your Contractor really an Employee?

Avoid significant costs... Make sure that your Contractor isn't really an Employee!

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New Year… New Decade! Is your business headed in the right direction?

Set yourself up for a successful year! Get your business and your staff heading in the right direction.

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