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6 Workplace Health & Safety Articles

WWOOFers - an update.

Last year, the Labour Inspectorate undertook a series of investigations and found that volunteers and WWOOFers (the popular scheme where travellers work in exchange for food and lodging), were, in fact, employees. At the time we published some advice, which has recently been confirmed in an Employment Relations Authority (ERA ...

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Helpful immigration policy changes

The new immigration policy changes are great news for migrants and employers of migrants working in lower-skilled roles in Canterbury who will now be granted longer visas and the ability to change employers.

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Flexible working arrangements

The modern workforce has many different variations of working hours and arrangements. The changes to flexible working requests reflect this move towards accommodating individual circumstances.

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Can you do the Harlem Shake at work?

The recent case of Craig Flynn v Fonterra Brands (New Zealand) Limited [2014] NZERA Auckland has highlighted the need for employers to be cautious when using breaches of Health and Safety as a reason for summarily dismissing an employee.

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