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Working with Children

June 15th 2015


Read how the The Vulnerable Children Act 2014 has now been passed. 

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Employment Legislation Changes – What is on the Horizon?

June 15th 2015


Read about the Employment Standards Bill the Government is expected to introduce to Parliament later this year...

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Grow HR – Now in Napier

June 15th 2015


Grow Hr is now in Napier! This is an exciting development for our team at Grow HR and we look forward to the closer contact with our clients around the Nap...

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Grow HR in the News

June 15th 2015


Read the Hawke's Bay Today article about Grow HR - HR firm grows business by tailoring solutions...

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Food (and Rest) for Thought - Changes to Rest and Meal Break Provisions

April 13th 2015


On 6th March, 2015 new provisions for rest and meal breaks were introduced into legislation. These provisions are intended to provide greater flexibility t...

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Payments for Public Holidays

December 13th 2014


There are four public holidays over this Christmas/New Year period – Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and the second of January.  These are fallin...

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Payments for Public Holidays

December 10th 2014


There are four public holidays over the Christmas/New Year period – Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and the second of January. Payment for public...

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Employment Relations Update

August 22nd 2014


A matter of interest where the Employment Court overturned an Employment Relations Authority determination was De Bruin v Canterbury District Health Board....

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Pre-Employment Checks

August 22nd 2014


Finding out as much as relevant and possible about your preferred candidates before employing them is our recommended approach to recruitment. The 90 day s...

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Askyourteam.com Survey Tool

August 22nd 2014


We are delighted that we have recently been approved as a Partner Advisor for the newly launched survey tool Askyourteam.com. This new tool which has been ...

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Rehabilitating Staff Back to Work

August 22nd 2014


With Mandy office fairly bound due to an injury (non-work by the way!) for the last few weeks it seems timely to write about the support available to help ...

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Random Drug Testing in a Safety Sensitive Workplace

May 7th 2014


In a recent ERA matter a construction labourer was dismissed by his employer after he failed a random drug test. He sought interim reinstatement. In the de...

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Why it's so important to have a good Position Description

April 28th 2014


This is something we HR professionals talk a lot about. To the point where sometimes you can see an employer’s eyes begin to glaze over when they hear the ...

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Employment Relations Amendment Bill

December 13th 2013


The Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee has released its recommendations on the proposed Employment Relations Amendment Bill. The Bill is p...

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Employment Relations Update

October 7th 2013


Recently the Employment Court has provided some helpful clarification as to what constitutes casual employment. In the case of Baker v St John Central Regi...

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Is your employee employed in the right way?

October 7th 2013


There are many different ways to engage an employee. They could be employed under casual, permanent or fixed term employment agreements and they may have s...

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Case Review – Importance of Clear Terms and Condition

July 5th 2013


Soanes and Brown v Cardrona Adventure Park Limited, highlights why it is always important to be very clear about terms and conditions from the beginning of...

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A quick case law round up….

April 19th 2013


There seems to have been an extraordinary amount of activity in the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) and Employment Court of late.  A quick snapshot of...

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Ringing in the Changes!

February 14th 2013


Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. (John F Kennedy) The New Year is often a time of c...

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Leadership Gardening – Developing Effective Leaders

October 19th 2012


In the last article on this subject, I wrote about the importance of selecting the right raw materials in terms of core leadership competence and also orga...

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