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23 December 2014

We are now in Christmas week, which is something that will touch readers in different ways. Of course for many the historic significance of Christmas is the birth of Christ and the impact that has on Christians and, to a lesser extent, the society we live in.  More...

9 December 2014

The continuing plight of Karen Hammond has received widespread publicity because of her less than savoury baking.

Hammond worked for New Zealand Credit Union Baywide (NZCU) until she resigned in March 2012.

Five days after quitting, Hammond baked a cake for a colleague which had "NZCU f... you" and other derogatory terms written on the icing.  More...

25 November 2014

Readers will have heard much about Roger Sutton, the Chief Executive of the Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) in the newspapers lately.

Sutton was the subject of a complaint of sexual harassment made by a senior staff member at Cera.  More...

11 November 2014

Readers are likely to be familiar with the name of Kristine Bartlett, whose recent victory in the Court of Appeal has been in the news.

Bartlett is employed as a caregiver at a rest home owned and operated by TerraNova Homes & Care in Lower Hutt. She has worked there for about 14 years and receives a wage of $14.46 per hour.  More...

28 October 2014

Readers may have been alerted to the $40,000 awarded to a television and aerial technician after he was discriminated against because of his religious beliefs.  More...

14 October 2014

Readers will no doubt have paid attention to Auckland's plight during the recent blackout.

The blackout was caused by a fire at Transpower's Penrose substation when Vector electricity cables caught fire about 2am on a Sunday. It cut off power to about 85,000 households.

Traffic lights were without power and some businesses were forced to shut down.  More...

30 September 2014

Another election is over. The victors smile, rejoice in their success and develop their plans for the next three years. The vanquished seem bloody, battered and confused. They will need to lick their wounds, regroup for three more years and then try again to woo the voters.

What happened in the election provides many insights into what happens in employment relationships and employment law every day. More...

16 September 2014

The general election is almost here yet the main parties are for the most part staying with the status quo in industrial relations.  More...

2 September 2014

Readers will no doubt have heard about Monet-Mei Clarke's resignation from a KiwiYo franchise in Whangarei.

KiwiYo is a frozen yoghurt company operated by franchisees throughout New Zealand and beyond.

Clarke had only been in her job at KiwiYo for four weeks when she was pulled up by the franchise owner Margaret Lang for saying ‘Kia Ora' when greeting customers. As a result she resigned.  More...

19 August 2014

You may have heard about the plight of Jamal Zaytoun which has been in the news recently.

Zaytoun worked for BIT Technology Ltd. The company owned several stores that provide computer repair services. Zaytoun worked in the Newtown, Wellington, store for several years before he eventually left due to not being properly paid.  More...


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