Employment Issues



Disciplining and Dismissals

Any employee who is not contributing to your company and its goals through poor performance or unacceptable behaviour should be asked to leave. Or at least that’s what you might like to do ...


Drug and Alcohol Testing

By finding in favour of Air New Zealand, the Employment Court recognised the reluctance of employees to undergo testing but emphasized the duty of employers under the Health and Safety ...


Health and Safety Matters

The principle objective of the Health and Safety in Employment Act or HASE is to prevent harm from occurring to employees while they are at work. It does this by imposing a wide range of responsibilities on employers and managers to develop systems ...


Induction Procedures

Induction manuals or handbooks are basic human resources tools used for communicating information to employees. There is no law that requires you to provide an induction programme for your new employee ...


Performance Management

Regular performance reviews will help you stimulate, develop and encourage your staff to be more pro-active within a successful team environment ...


Sexual Harassment

Sexual and racial harassment is illegal. It contravenes both the Human Rights Act 1993 and the Employment Relations Act 2000. It could cost you dearly. Damages awarded have been as high as $76,000.00 ...


Stress Management

Managing stress in the workplace is no different to managing any other workplace hazard. It is the responsibility of both the employee and the employer to ensure they have taken “all practicable steps.” ...


Training

Before trying to implement any training solutions it is important to identify what needs may exist for both individuals and team environments. A needs/gap analysis should be conducted ...