The consequences of not having an up to date Will can be huge. Not having a Will means that the process for administering your Estate is far more complicated and can mean that your spouse has to make a claim on your Estate to get their share, or at worst, your assets end up with the Government.
So, what exactly is a Will? A Will is a document setting… Continue reading
The Employment Relations Authority has upheld a claim by the Labour Inspector for a penalty to be imposed against an employer who operated a milk distribution business.
The employer signed an employment agreement bearing incorrect details relating to their employee’s job title and hourly rate in order to get her a work visa. In return the employer required the employee to pay $7,000 plus an additional $284.45 a week… Continue reading
Two brothers who worked as chefs in a Vietnamese restaurant have had their personal grievance claims for unjustified dismissal upheld by the Employment Relations Authority.
The employees lived in the employer’s furnished garage, and ate with the employer’s family. The employer dismissed the brothers and told them to move out of her house after they failed to wash and dry some tablecloths. The brothers had been told by another… Continue reading
An employer faced three separate personal grievance claims from its employees. Two of the employees were school children who worked part-time at the business. The employer cut their hours completely without following a proper process. They had their personal grievance claims for unjustified dismissal upheld by the Employment Relations Authority.
The ERA held that the two girls were part-time employees and by removing all of their hours the employer… Continue reading
An employee who worked at The Warehouse has had her personal grievance claim for unjustified dismissal rejected by the Employment Relations Authority.
The employee was dismissed after she gave away multiple car phone charges to customers who had purchased phones valued at less than $50. The employee continued to breach the store’s policies after she was told not to by a senior team manager.
The ERA held that… Continue reading
An employee who worked as a plasterer has had her personal grievance claim for unjustified dismissal upheld by the Employment Relations Authority.
The ERA held that the employer failed to act as a fair and reasonable employer would in the circumstances by following no process before terminating the employee by telephone after she sought to return to work after her surgery.
The ERA stated that the employer had… Continue reading
We are often contacted by concerned parents, partners, and friends, of employees subject to disciplinary action or workplace investigations.
A lot is said about the rights and obligations of employees and employers within these processes – but what about the support person?
Here are some of our top tips for support people from our employment law team:
1. Take notes
If anything is improper, your notes… Continue reading
An employee, who worked as a shift supervisor at a petrol station, has had her personal grievance claim for unjustified dismissal upheld by the Employment Relations Authority.
The employer dismissed the employee after he found discrepancies surrounding the reasons why she had left work early one day during her employment.
The ERA held that although it was reasonable for the employer to conclude that the employee had told… Continue reading
An employee who worked as a Wharf Supervisor has had her personal grievance claim for unjustified dismissal upheld by the Employment Relations Authority.
The employee was dismissed for incapacity after she broke her ankle and was told by medical professionals that she was unable to walk and could only work a desk job for three hours per day.
The ERA held that the employee was incapacitated as her… Continue reading
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