Employment today is an area fraught with problems and legal issues. To many business owners regulations requiring compliance are becoming so complex and ever changing that it is almost impossible nowdays to keep up ...


How to Survive Tough Times in Your Business

How to Survive Tough Times in Your Business

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Employment Issues

There are many issues involved when you employ staff. These include - Disciplining and Dismissals, Drug and Alcohol Testing, Health and Safety Matters, Induction Procedures, Performance Management, Sexual Harassment, Stress Management and Training.


Employing Staff

You must ensure that any hiring decisions you make do not breach relevant legislation in the area of recruitment and selection. Of the numerous laws which relate to employment generally, three have significant effects on your decision and the process of employing.



Employment Laws

The Minimum Wage Act 1983 is only one of the many laws governing employment. This law provides statutory minimum wage levels. The minimum wage is set at the same as the minimum youth rate. Paying by commission or piece rate must be at minimum rates.


Employees

An employee under the Act is someone who is employed by an employer to do any work in exchange for reward or remuneration under an employment agreement or contract of service ...



Employers

There will come a time when you need an extra person to help in the production line, or with the efficiency of a process, or to assist in a pressure situation in the business ...


Employment Agreements

An employment agreement is a document, signed by employer and employee, setting forth the terms of their working relationship. It clearly describes what the employee has to do for the employer ...



Employment in General

These are areas of more general nature and not specifically to do only with employees or employers. Although outlined elsewhere they are important enough to be highlighted again.


Work & Safety

If you are an employer you have to ensure that your workplace is maintained in a fashion that is safe for your workers. You have to comply with the requirements of the OSH ...



Accident Compensation

The Accident Compensation Scheme (ACC) in New Zealand was set up to provide accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, as well as residents and other temporary visitors to this country ...


Fringe Benefits

Fringe benefits (perks) include most benefits given to employees in addition to their salary or wages. This page gives an overview of the categories of benefits that are liable for fringe benefit tax ...



Unions

If there is a collective agreement covering your work you should be employed on these conditions for 30 days while you decide if you want to join the union and continue to be covered by it ...


Contractors

Contractors are people who are in business for themselves. Contractors earn their livelihoods from their own independent business and they do not depend on an employer for remuneration ...



Youth Employment

Employers are after motivated teens who will arrive on time for work. They look for people with positive attitudes and who are prepared to work hard in order to make good money ...