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90-Day Trial Periods – Size No Longer Matters

December 21st 2023


The Government passed a Bill under urgency this week to restore the right for any employer to include a 90-day trial period in a new employment offer for a...

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Managing Public Holidays in 2024

December 11th 2023


If public holidays have the potential to cause disruption to your business operations and/or workforce management, consider transferring a public holiday b...

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Christmas 2023 - Closedowns and Public Holidays

November 23rd 2023


It's hard to believe it's nearly December already!  Here's a quick overview what you need to be thinking about when it comes to how Closedowns and Public H...

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Christmas Restructures

November 13th 2023


With an eye on the year-end, we’re noticing a seasonal bump in the volume of potential restructures being mooted. Driven in part by the lingering echoes of...

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Gallup Report: Could 'quiet quitters' could be your company’s best asset?

October 18th 2023


According to Gallup's 2023 State of the Australian and New Zealand Workplace report, 20% of employees in the region are ‘thriving at work’, while a concern...

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Choosing HR Systems – do your homework!

September 4th 2023


In recent years, the usage of online HR applications and subscription models has been on the rise. While these systems can appear attractive for automating...

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Hybrid & home working: are your arrangements formalised?

August 14th 2023


Many employees continue to work from home or work flexibly post the pandemic.  Some are because people have had to, in other cases, it has simply become th...

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Fair Pay Bargaining - First applications are underway

July 31st 2023


Ahead of elections 2023 we have seen the initiation of a number of fair pay bargaining applications.  The application for bus transport is now at the barga...

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Employment Law Updates

April 12th 2023


Check out our latest update about changes in employment law including how you could prepare as Employers for the upcoming extension in timescales for raisi...

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Cyclone 3 - Maximising No's of People at Work/Support for Businesses

February 23rd 2023


As the week unfolds our focus has been on helping Employers as they restore operations and get as many people back to work as possible.  Some of th...

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Cyclone Cleanup - Paying Staff and Assessing Work

February 20th 2023


A priority in cyclone-affected areas (where shelter, food, safety and water is sorted) is turning attention to how we can help with getting as ...

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Restructuring - Are you considering changes for your business or team?

December 7th 2022


The Reserve Bank raised the Official Cash Rate by a record 75 basis points at the end of November.  Inflation is biting and having real impact on our daily...

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Employee Retention – what to be thinking about in a tight labour market…

November 3rd 2022


Now more than ever attention needs to be on keeping your good people.  It all seems doom and gloom in the headlines so let's think about what is in your co...

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Holidays Act compliance – what to be checking for…

November 2nd 2022


Today it was the Earthquake Commission’s turn to be in the headlines for needing to backpay more than 600 staff due to incorrect holidays and leave calcula...

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Work Visa's – are you up to speed with the changes?

November 2nd 2022


The immigration reset is well underway in New Zealand following the introduction of the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) Scheme in July 2022.  This sch...

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How are you checking your pay rates?

August 26th 2022


Several news articles have appeared in the past months about wages hikes and why now is a great time to people to ask for a pay rise.At a surface level the...

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Restraints of Trade - Are they Worth It?

June 16th 2022


In early February the topic of Restraints of Trade (RoT) came under the media spotlight.  A well-known TV personality, Tova O’Brien announced she was leavi...

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When did you last review what your staff can spend on?

March 17th 2022


In the last 2 years we have seen an increase in unauthorised spending and fraud at work so it is timely to look at who you let spend company money and how....

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Covid-19 Isolation Requirements – Are you business ready?

February 14th 2022


The numbers of those self-isolating because they are a close contact of a Covid-19 positive case is on the increase.  So is the number of people having to ...

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Wage Inflation - What do we know?

February 14th 2022


The Government announced last week that it was lifting minimum wage by 6% from 1 April to $21.20 per hour. This comes on the back of announcements that CPI...

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