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.


April-May Essential Update

The Essential Update can be read here

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Immigration Law Changes

Changes to Immigration law are expected to be in place by 1 July; all of which should make those of you involved in hiring staff on work visas a little easier.

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Employing Migrant Workers - take care

They changed the law on April 30th.  And fundamentally if you treat your migrant workers as you do other workers - with at least their minimum rights - you will...

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Champion Canterbury Awards

Do you know a company that has had done some amazing things; had an amazing impact on its staff or the community; or in some way is just worth celebrating?...

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CPI Falls

The Consumer Price Index has fallen by 0.3% in the last quarter, so that the annual rate of inflation is now only 0.1%.

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More Restrictions on use of Trial Periods

You need to be aware of two recent developments in the Courts with regards to Trial periods - they don't make things easy - but that's the law:

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Anzac Day 2015 – How does Mondayising affect me?

If your business is normally Monday to Friday then ANZAC Day affects you on Monday 27th, which should be treated as a public holiday for all staff.

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Feb - Mar Essential Update

My February-March Essential Update can be read here.  It is significantly focused on the need to be pro-active in managing staff.  Enjoy.

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HR Advisor and Business Assistant Needed at Essential HR

Jade is, unfortunately moving on, so we are looking for a new person, both to undertake HR advisory work and assist me with general administration and marketing.

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Government want tougher Enforcement of Employment Standards

Perhaps we shouldn't be surprised.  The Government is proposing changes in response to the results of a number of audits of businesses and to a series of Court cases where...

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