There appears to be so much happening at the moment in Employment Relations with the Government beginning to implement changes that were only hinted at during the election. Two key aspects of being in business is keeping up with the changes and how they might affect you. We hope you enjoy reading our latest newsletter as we aim to keep you informed. If we can be of further assistance in answering your questions or sorting out issues you may currently be facing please do not hesitate to give us a ring.
In this Edition:
- Alternative Days
- Unpaid work meetings are going to cost your business a pretty penny
- Have you varied your Employee's Terms and Conditions of employment lately?
- Case Study: Claiming back Employee Overpayments
- Employment Relations Conference 7 - 8 June 2018
Are Public Holidays causing chaos when processing your payroll? if you are working on a rotating/flexible roster, as an employer, you have to ensure you are looking at an appropriate span of time to see if that public holiday would have been a 'normal day of work'. The Employers Relation Authority says this time frame should be between three (3) and six (6) months. To read more, Click here.
Unpaid work meetings are going to cost your business a pretty penny
Do you require your Employees to be at work 10 – 15 minutes before their shift starts? Do you pay them for this time? What about paying your Employees for their attendance at work meetings? Well, if you’re not paying your Employees for showing up early or for attending work meetings you could be in breach of the Wages Protection Act 1983 which is going to cost you a pretty penny as Smith City found out. Find out how this recent Employment Court ruling is going to affect your business, and contact us to see how we can help: 07 823 0105
Have you varied your Employee's Terms and Conditions of employment lately?
In New Zealand, we can appreciate that some people may believe there is a power imbalance in employment relationships. However, it is not always the Employer who holds all the power. When it comes to varying your Employee's Terms and Conditions of employment, you could get yourself into a bit of trouble as Blue Star Taxis found out. Want to know more about how to vary your Employee's Terms and Conditions of employment in a legally compliant manner? Give us a call on 07 823 0105
Case Study: Claiming Back Employee Overpayments
Have you ever accidentally overpaid your Employees? Maybe payroll made an error resulting in an over-payment. A recent Employment Relations Authority determination reinforces the right for Employers to recover over-payments made in genuine error. Want to know more about recovering an over-payment then read our case study here
EMA - Employment Relations Conference | 7 - 8 June 2018
A storm of employment law changes is looming and will hit businesses this winter. How Employers address these looming changes will require some serious change.
At the core, the proposed new legislation focuses on restoring greater protections to workers and strengthening the role of collective bargaining in workplaces across New Zealand. This conference will equip you for the road ahead. Find out more information here.
We hope the move this weekend goes well for everyone. Any issues with staffing, give us a call.