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New Health & Safety Governance Guidelines

Posted by denise on 11 July 2013 | 0 Comments

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In response to the key findings and recommendations laid out in the final report of the Royal Commission on the Pike River Coal Mine Tragedy, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and the Institute of Directors (IoD) have produced a guideline for good governance practices in managing health and safety risks.

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Trial Periods v. Work Tests

Posted by denise on 19 March 2013 | 0 Comments

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What is the difference between a trial period and a work test?  Two recent ERA cases highlight that employers are still confused by the application of trial periods and are unsure about how to use a pre-employment work test.  Pre-employment work tests are common practice  in many industries; hospitality, retail, hairdressing.  Many are entered into verbally with no written evidence that both parties acknowledge it is a work test. 

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