Can your 90 days trial period be enforced??

Employers sometimes use short pre-employment trials, lasting only one shift or even less, to assess a person’s suitability for permanent employment. If a trial is successful, the person is then hired in a permanent role. However, prior to entering into pre-employment trials, Employers should make sure that Employees realise these one shift trials are genuine… Read more »

Mike McVey 18 August, 2015 Tips & Advice     SHARE:

Considering a redundancy? The importance of following a fair procedure

If an Employer is considering a redundancy, not only they will need to have a genuine work-related reason for a redundancy, but they sholud treat the employee in a fair and reasonable manner, acting in good faith and following a fair procedure. As far as a genuine reason for a redundancy is concerned, there can… Read more »

Mike McVey 18 August, 2015 Tips & Advice     SHARE:

Amendments to the Employment Relations Act 2000

Significant changes are taking place to employment law in New Zealand and employees and employers need to know how those changes will affect them. Here is a summary of the main changes. The Employment Relations Amendment Bill is currently in its final stages in Parliament. After it is passed into law it will come into… Read more »

Mike McVey 18 August, 2015 Tips & Advice     SHARE:

Thinking of hiring? Here’s the calculator for you

The new Employee Cost Calculator is just the ticket for small business owners who want to employ someone, but are unsure of the costs. The calculator was designed to help small to medium businesses make confident hiring decisions, and is part of a package of tools being developed by Business.govt.nz, the government’s website for small… Read more »

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