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  • 17 May 2017

    It is a reality of life that people get sick.

    Sometimes, the illness can take someone out of action for an extended period of time.

    This is certainly difficult for the person concerned, but will also often cause difficulties for their employer.

    While the majority of employers will want to support their employee as far as they can, they will also need to protect the business.  More ...


  • 3 May 2017

    2016 saw legislative changes introduced to give greater protection to important minimum employment standards. The change of approach from a ‘slap on the wrist’ to hefty penalties is evident through the Employment Relations Authority ordering an Auckland car valet company to pay $241,450 for failing to pay minimum wage and holiday pay. More ...


  • 3 May 2017

    Two Bills currently before Parliament are set to make significant changes to the face of employment law.

    One is intended to help victims of domestic violence in their employment. The other aims to allow employers to, through contract, remove the right of highly paid employees to bring personal grievances.  More ...


  • 19 April 2017

    One very recent development is that several companies have started microchipping their employees.

    While this futuristic development has real benefits, it's a case of the good news and the bad news, like most things in life.

    Swedish start-up hub Epicenter began implanting workers in January 2015 and now about 150 workers are microchipped.  More ...



  • 22 March 2017

    Huge damage has been caused to governments and private organisations by employees or contractors downloading or stealing information, often top secret.

    KGB spy Kim Philby copied a considerable amount of the British Government's secret intelligence in the 1960s but it was nothing compared to what he could do today.  More ...



  • 1 March 2017

    The number of fraud stories being reported by the media at present must have employers wondering how they can prevent this happening to them. One of the best methods of doing so it to undertake thorough screening before employing anyone.

    A striking recent fraud case is that of 30 year old Miramar woman, Jenna Davidson, who used a corporate credit card to defraud Wellington Airport of $40,000 while working there. She then went on to work for ACC and used the same method to defraud the government agency of $40,000.  More ...


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