Essential HR

Archive: 2014

November-December Update

My Christmas Essential Update can be read here

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ERA Changes - 6 March 2015

The new National Government has made it happen ... now you need to prepare.

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Legislation Changes - Drink Driving

Do you allow any alcohol consumption at work, at work functions or at work premises after work?

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Select Committees

The message I got was 'be encouraged to talk to them'.  Aside from the politicians being seemingly unable to avoid an opportunity to disagree with each other, they all said...

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Pre-school/Early Child Care Free Seminar - POSTPONED

The Seminars scheduled for December 4th have been postponed until February - I will update details in the New Year.

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Family Relationships at Work

Mix Business with pleasure?  Employ your child/spouse? This is both common and indeed to be encouraged – but I must encourage you to do so properly!

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Health and Safety Legislatio​n - Support me request changes of the Select Committee

The wheels of government turn - albeit slowly, and some 8 months after making my submission I have been asked to go and talk to the Select Committee debating the...

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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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