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Christchurch rebuild companies are falling foul of employment law

New construction, painting and other trade related companies looking to make their fortune during the Christchurch rebuild are falling foul of employment law. Some are employing staff as contractors when the real nature of the relationships is that of an employee. Others have a thumbnail …

Unsafe Work Practices can Cost Lives

Asbestos, over the years a killer of many workers, has hit the headlines again as information emerges that workers involved in the demolition and repair of buildings in Christchurch have been exposed to it. Why has this happened? Wasn’t the Pike River mine disaster enough …

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Serious concerns with conduct of 0800SACKED

In a decision dated 18 October 2010 the Employment Relations Authority found that Antoinette Cuthill-Coutts, an employment advocate with Employment Disputes Ltd, a company that is otherwise known as 0800SACKED, had been unjustifiably constructively dismissed. Of equal significance the Authority declared that it had no …

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The Case of the Vegetables that Damaged Frost

Susan Frost claimed she was unjustifiably dismissed by her employer Cullen’s Fruit and Vege Limited, better known to Nelson locals as the Victory Fruit and Veg Shop and she was right; but her win came at a cost because the Employment Relations Authority decided that …

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