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Most loved VIP reminds us of the importance of ‘Elf and Safety in the lead up to Christmas. Part 1 of 4

For many, the Christmas period means business slows down, and companies look towards the preparation of end-of-year reports and perhaps even the obligatory celebratory end-of-year bash. However, for others, the lead up to the holiday season is often one of … Read More

The first Company Officer charged under WHS Legislation highlights Due Diligence Obligations

Earlier this month, following the unfortunate workplace death of a worker in the ACT, an organisation, along with a Senior Manager of the organisation, deemed an ‘Officer’ under WHS Laws was charged with failing to comply with its health and … Read MoreRead More

NZ Bullying Guidelines are now ‘crystal clear’

Workplace bullying is a significant work hazard. It affects people physically and mentally, it can disrupt workplaces and reduce productivity. On the legal side, employers who don’t deal with bullying risk breaching a range of legislation and can be subject … Read MoreRead More

Teleworking – Has your organisation considered these 7 key safety obligations?

If any of your employees work from home, occasionally or as a regular arrangement, then you will be aware of the work health and safety obligations that apply to your organisation. You will need to implement appropriate guidelines, policies, procedures, … Read MoreRead More

The Practicalities of New Zealand’s WHS Reform Plan

A Taskforce was established in 2012 by the NZ Minister of Labour to conduct an extensive and broad reaching investigation in to the current NZ work health and safety model. The findings, presented late in 2013, recommended fundamental and sustainable … Read MoreRead More

Don’t get complacent about your on-hired worker obligations

It’s 2014  and the process of hiring and people engagement where compliance is concerned has changed forever – it is relentless and a full time role in itself keeping yourself informed about changes to legislation, employee rights, and legal obligations, … Read MoreRead More

New Workplace Bullying Laws – What you need to know

Revised anti-bullying provisions and the Fair Work Commission jurisdictions will commence on 1 January 2014. While there is still some confusion about the likely impact, it is clear there will be a significant period of trial and error, with possible … Read MoreRead More

TELEWORK – ENJOY THE RIDE!

Rounding out National Teleworking Week 2013, this final blog will raise some points that you need to flesh out when you are considering a ‘working from home’ arrangement and concentrates on the Review Process.   As with my other teleworking … Read More

TELEWORKING – PUTTING THE WHEELS IN MOTION

In this second of three blogs relating to implementing a systematic teleworking regime for your workplace, this blog puts some context around, and provides practical tips for devising a request form and process for employees who wish to work from … Read More

THE TELEWORKING TRAIN HAS LEFT THE STATION

It’s the latest phenomenon. Call it what you will – teleworking, e-work, remote work, telecommunicating, mobile working, telecommuting, working from home, digital work, home-based work. It is the concept that is doing the rounds of business, government, the courts, the … Read More

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