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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.


Employment Agreements - who understands them?

Only 0. 6% of people read their employment agreements in full!  That is 6 people in a thousand.  This is according to a study conducted by protecting. co.

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Proposed Legal changes to Employment Contracts

Advance warning! The government is going to introduce changes to what you can/can't put in an employment agreement.

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90-day limit for Personal Grievances n/a

A recent court case has highlighted a legislated reason for a personal grievance being able to be raised outside the 90-day limit.

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Zero-Hour Contracts

There has been a bit of publicity about such contracts recently.

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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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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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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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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? From time to time the Courts set out…

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90-day Trial Notice

A court has just ruled you cannot pay in lieu of notice and rely on the 90-day trial This judgement is to be challenged, but for the moment you should be…

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Get the 90-day trial right!

Yet another case has highlighted the importance of getting the detail of your 90-day trial clause right in Employment Agreements.

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