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Public Holidays

Working out what to pay staff on a pulbic holiday can send you into a tailspin. Mark Donovan, Employment Lawyer and Civil Litigation Specialist, has the answers with his article 4 Types of Payment for Public Holidays.

Easter Trading

In December 2017, Kapiti Coast District Council became one of the Territorial Authorities to allow Easter Trading. This means if an employer wishes to trade on Easter Sunday, they must give notice in writing to their employees of this request, and the employee's right to refuse this work,  at least four weeks (and not more than eight weeks) before each Easter Sunday (every year).  Likewise the employee must notify the employer in writing if they wish to refuse the work offered.

Remember, an employer cannot compel a staff member to work. If an employee chooses to refuse to work, the employee must not be adversely treated because of that decision, or a personal grievance may arise. If you need more information - give the experts at Star People a call on  04 293 4833. Here's the forms you'll require...

Employment Standards Legislation Bill (the Standards Bill)

The Standards Bill was introduced to Parliament on 13 August 2015, with the view to "promote fairer and more productive workplaces by providing enhanced protections and benefits for both employers and employees".

The Standards Bill came into force on 1 April 2016 giving businesses until 1 April 2017 to comply. This means all existing (pre 1 April 2016) and new Employment Agreements must be updated and you'll need to be compliant with record keeping requirements.

Here's a look at what changes have been made to legislation. These could affect your business and you could be fined up to $100,000 for non-compliance.

If you need any assistance or advice please feel free to contact us.

Shift Cancellation

Changes to legislation mean there are now new laws around cancelling shifts and it could cost you... Read this to get a clear picture of what your obligations are.

Health & Safety at Work (HSWA) Act 2015

The basic facts you need to know about HSWA legislation presented by Worksafe Chief Executive Gordon MacDonald - a great resource for you and your team to watch together.

Online Health & Safety Tool

Take a gander at this cool little  online tool developed by WorkSafe in conjunction with ACC to help businesses get started with managing their workplace health and safety risks.


Some other stuff....

10 Ways to Spot a Truly Exceptional Employee

A recent international study surveyed more than 500 business leaders and asked them what sets great employees apart. The researchers wanted to know why some people are more successful than others at work, and the answers were surprising; leaders chose “personality” as the leading reason. Find out more about these survey results...

Help your staff to know their limits

Good employers work hard to provide safe, healthy workplaces for their employees. Staff can sometimes be in social settings - in or out of work - where alcohol may be consumed. Even if you have no alcohol policy you can inform staff how they can drink responsibly.

Here's a handy Rule of Thumb poster to print out and hang on your staff notice board over the festive season.

Millenials in your business?

See what Simon Sinek (@simonsinek) has to say...

Stuff for our temps

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