Cigna receives top HR awards

Press Release – CIGNA

Cigna New Zealand was recognised at last nights 2017 NZ HR Awards in Auckland receiving the Christian Dahmen Memorial Award Innovation Award, while Cignas CEO Lance Walker was awarded the Supportive CEO of the Year Award. Read more »

Human rights is the new business risk

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington

Globalisation has sharpened debate on the responsibility of corporations for their human rights footprint but the question of how they can be held liable for human rights violations remains. Read more »

Warehouse to cut a net 130 jobs in organisational shake-up

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 23 (BusinessDesk) – Warehouse Group expects to shed a net 130 jobs, or about 1.1 percent of its workforce, in an effort to save up to $20 million a year after slimming down the structure of its retail model to try to strip out duplication. Read more »

Chances of Catching Crooked Bosses Remote

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Nationals new legislation against employers exploiting migrant workers is a limp response to a major problem and simply political window-dressing, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

New sanctions useful but much more needed

Opinion – Mike Treen

The new sanctions involving banning employers temporarily from sponsoring visas to import labour to New Zealand is a useful, but very small step, given the scale of the migrant labour exploitation that exists in New Zealand Read more »

Clampdown on Rogue Employers Good First Step!

Press Release – Human Trafficking Research Coalition

The Human Trafficking Research Coalition is pleased at the new clampdown on rouge employers who exploit migrants announced by Minister Woodhouse this morning, and believes this is a step in the right direction. Read more »

Constructive meeting

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Wednesday, 22 February 2017) The Dunedin City Council hosted a constructive meeting this afternoon in Dunedin to explore a city-wide approach to supporting the community affected by the proposal to close Cadbury plant. Read more »

Clampdown on rogue employers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse has today announced new measures to stop employers who breach immigration and employment law from recruiting migrant workers. Read more »

E tū forced to withdraw from Mayoral meeting on Cadbury

Press Release – E tu

E t was forced to withdraw from todays Mayoral forum on the proposed closure of Dunedins Cadbury factory, citing legal concerns. Read more »

Bright Future for Cross Slot through Carrfields Agreement

Press Release – Baker No-Tillage

Work is underway on a state-of-the-art Cross Slot drill to cement the relationship between Baker No-Tillage Ltd and major farm machinery distributor, Carrfields Machinery Ltd. Read more »

Burger King worker assaulted for monitoring temperature

Press Release – Unite Union

An 18 year old Burger King employee was assaulted by management on Sunday the 19th of February for monitoring temperature levels in an overheated and understaffed Burger King restaurant on Lincoln Road in West Auckland. Read more »

Living Wage

Press Release – Auckland Chamber of Commerce

All businesses, including councils hire on merit, so paying a higher rate without asking for better performance is not sound business practice. Private sector businesses would soon go out of business, but councils take the easy option they simply … Read more »

Living wage policy shuts out the minimum waged from jobs

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers Union thanks Wellington City Council Chief Executive Kevin Lavery for so quickly conceding the central criticism of a report on living wage policies released by the Taxpayers Union last night , that those earning … Read more »

Time for Phil Goff to See Sense on Living Wage

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Phil Goffs plan to implement a living wage at Auckland Council should be scrapped after it was revealed by the New Zealand Taxpayers Union that Wellington City Councils own living wage policy led to job losses for seventeen parking wardens. … Read more »

17 jobs lost, more to go under WCC’s living wage policy

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Seventeen parking wardens contracted by Wellington City Council were not rehired in-house, with further job losses inevitable under the Councils living wage policy, according to a new report written by Jim Rose for the New Zealand Taxpayers Union … Read more »

Statement from WCC CEO Kevin Lavery on a Living Wage report

Press Release – Wellington City Council

A report released today alleges that 17 Wellington City Council staff lost their jobs due to the implementation of the Living Wage. This is factually inaccurate. Wellington City Council chose to bring our Parking Warden roles in house over two … Read more »

Living Wage rate will increase to $20.20 on 1 July 2017

Press Release – Living Wage Aotearoa

The official 2017 New Zealand Living Wage is $20.20. The 40 cent increase will come into effect on 1 July 2017. Read more »

Deadlines for new food safety law coming up

Press Release – Ministry of Primary Industries

The deadline for some businesses to register under the new Food Act is coming up. Food businesses, including restaurants and cafes with an alcohol licence, need to apply by 31 March. Read more »

WINZ breaching privacy laws with WINZ vetting rules

Press Release – E tu

E t, the union for security guards, says WINZ may be breaching privacy laws with its new screening process for people visiting WINZ offices. Read more »

HR health check for business launched

Press Release – Dough HR

Human resources consultancy, Dough HR, says small and medium-sized businesses need just as much human resources support and assistance as the big guys. Hence, theyve recently launched a health check service which is already proving popular. Read more »

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