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Lance Peterson granted full Private Investigator License by the Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority

April 12th 2021

Grow HR's Lance Peterson has been granted a full Private Investigator permit by the Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority for external workplace i...

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Did you know Grow HR can help with Managing Absences?

March 10th 2021

The 2019 bi-annual Workplace Wellness Report by Southern Cross & Business New Zealand reported that the costs of absence in 2018 was $1.79b and the equival...

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Grow HR Employment Briefings > Wed 3rd March 2021

February 18th 2021

Grow HR Complimentary Employment Briefings – Wednesday 3rd March 2021

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Temporary Work Visas - Application Changes 2021

December 16th 2020

New Zealand Immigration have announced changes to temporary work visas will be implemented from early 2021. The changes will affect essential skills, talen...

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2020 Christmas / New Year Public Holidays

November 24th 2020

This year Christmas Day and New Years Day fall on a Friday and Boxing Day and day after New Years Day fall on a Saturday.

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Replacement Privacy Act 2020 (effective 1 Dec 2020)

November 23rd 2020

The replacement Privacy Act 2020 coming into force from 1 December 2020 provides consideration for the digital age we're now living in. The key changes for...

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What to do when your employee resigns

November 11th 2020

Resignations are often unexpected and happen quickly.  To support a positive ending of the employment relationship and protection for the business there ar...

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Party Promises – New Zealand Election 2020

October 13th 2020

With the 2020 General Election only a few days away, we thought it timely to provide a quick summary of the major parties' policies in the area of employme...

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COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme is Being Expanded

September 25th 2020

The New Zealand Government have announced they are expanding the COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme with effect from Monday 28 September 2020. From the 28th eli...

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Robust Employment Agreements Protect Employers

September 23rd 2020

A Grow HR retail client called us to say they’d received personal grievances for unjustified dismissal of two staff who’d had their employment ended due to...

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Business Interruption / Force Majeure Contract Clauses

September 11th 2020

Heading into Covid-19 lockdown businesses relied on business interruption and force majeure clauses in employment agreements to make decisions about how th...

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Looking to Avoid Restructuring?

August 27th 2020

The challenges in Auckland with the recent COVID-19 clusters make it timely to consider how restructuring and redundancies could be mitigated. Recruiting t...

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Wage Movements – What's Happening in 2020?

August 26th 2020

Recently Stats NZ released the June 2020 wage inflation information. The headline stats were that for the year to June 2020.

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COVID-19 Resurgence Wage Subsidy

August 18th 2020

Applications for the Resurgence Wage Subsidy are expected to be able to be made by the end of this week. This Wage Subsidy is in recognition of the current...

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Go Hard, Go Early – Grow HR COVID-19 Update

August 12th 2020

This is the Government’s message from last night as the country moves to COVID-19 Alert Levels at midday today. Keeping staff informed remains paramount. E...

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Complimentary Briefings

August 11th 2020

Grow HR Complimentary Briefings – Employment Update this August:

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June-July-August 2020 Newsletter

July 30th 2020

In the June-July-August 2020 issue of our newsletter we look at: Creating Job Opportunities, Employer-Assisted Work Visas, Holidays & Leave Calculations, a...

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Employment Legislation Updates

July 29th 2020

The Employment Relations Authority has started to determine COVID-19 related cases with the first three matters going in the employees' favour. The key mes...

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Holidays & Leave Calculations

July 29th 2020

Underpayment of holidays and leave have recently featured in the headlines again with MYOB announcing that seven of its payroll softwares may not have been...

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Employer-Assisted Work Visas

July 29th 2020

Immigration NZ are continuing to work through changes to how employer-assisted temporary work visas are approved. This is in response to planned system cha...

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