Archive: 2014

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.


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? The combination of lower legal alcohol limits and new H & S laws next…

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Select Committees

The message I got was 'be encouraged to talk to them'.

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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! Two recent court cases highlight…

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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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We share an analysis; summary of key legal developments and useful tips. You can receive our regular updates, sharing a summary of key legal developments, analysis and useful tips. Each monthly newsletter includes Mike's whereabouts, and the articles posted throughout the month.