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22 June 2017

When allegations such as sexual harassment, bullying, or theft are made against an employee the employer must investigate the allegations before finding misconduct. There is a common misconception that such an investigation must be flawless for the employer to have acted justifiably. However, a recent Court of Appeal case clarifies the law around what constitutes a sufficient investigation.  More ...


3 May 2017

2016 saw legislative changes introduced to give greater protection to important minimum employment standards. The change of approach from a ‘slap on the wrist’ to hefty penalties is evident through the Employment Relations Authority ordering an Auckland car valet company to pay $241,450 for failing to pay minimum wage and holiday pay. More ...


1 March 2017

The number of fraud stories being reported by the media at present must have employers wondering how they can prevent this happening to them. One of the best methods of doing so it to undertake thorough screening before employing anyone.

A striking recent fraud case is that of 30 year old Miramar woman, Jenna Davidson, who used a corporate credit card to defraud Wellington Airport of $40,000 while working there. She then went on to work for ACC and used the same method to defraud the government agency of $40,000.  More ...


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