Employers keep getting trial periods wrong and it keeps costing them money. Biform Limited found this out recently when they were found to have unjustifiably dismissed W after he had worked two trial half-days. It cost them nearly $4000.00 (not including legal costs)
If you are an employment lawyer there are two times of the year where problems ‘peak’. The weeks leading up to Christmas where employers all want to fire people who have irritated them all year and the middle of winter.
It is becoming increasingly common and very easy for people to make secret audio recordings of conversations on their mobile phones or smartwatches. Technology is progressively finding its way into employment matters with employees secretly making recordings.
The Employment Relations Amendment Bill passed its third reading on Wednesday and will reverse a lot of the changes introduced by the National Government. Below are the key impending changes all employers and employees need to know about.
Anyone that runs a business knows what its like to be bombarded with advice from experts about how important it is to look after and make staff feel valued. Well its tough being a boss too. Here is an edited (for language) email I sent out to my crew after last weekends corporate rowing regatta.
I don’t think any of you realise how distressful it is to be a partner in this firm.
This was my Saturday.