Safety and HR

Where Did This Come From?

I have helped many employers address performance and discipline issues with employees.  Often the  result is the employee resigning.  In many instances there may have been other underlying issues that while not resulting in performance or disciplinary action may see an employee resigning. So, once an employee resigns, is it the end of the matter?

By |2020-11-18T18:17:20+00:00November 18th, 2020|Safety and HR|Comments Off on Where Did This Come From?

The Casual Employee Trap

  Many small and medium employers think that employing a casual employee makes it easy to manage their workforce. But when they have a problem with that employee they find that the employee is claiming permanent employment status - and the law is on their side! So how has this happened? How can a casual

By |2020-11-01T22:00:48+00:00November 1st, 2020|Safety and HR|Comments Off on The Casual Employee Trap

Evidence – Evidence – Evidence

When Hauraki Safety and HR is engaged by a client to provide a service offered, one of the first questions we generally ask is "...what evidence have you collected...".  Invariably the answer is "...none...", or "...I've got some notes here somewhere...", or the most common one we hear is "...I trusted them and I never

By |2020-09-03T02:09:47+00:00September 3rd, 2020|Safety and HR|Comments Off on Evidence – Evidence – Evidence

Change and Risk Management

As an organisation changes, the need to understand the impact on the organisations risk managmenet and controls become increasing important. Many of the prosecutions under the Health and Safety at Work Act have a common theme of organisaitonal failure to ensure currency and relevance of safety controls. In some instances events have occurred as

By |2020-04-28T04:31:20+00:00May 10th, 2019|Safety and HR|0 Comments

Changes to the Employment Relations Act

The Act gives more protections for employees, especially vulnerable workers, and strengthens collective bargaining and union rights in the workplace. Many of the changes are familiar to employers, as they roll the law back to how it was as recently as 2015. Rights for Employees: Rest and Meal Breaks: Employees must be given set

By |2020-04-28T04:42:44+00:00May 7th, 2019|Safety and HR|Comments Off on Changes to the Employment Relations Act
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