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Category: Employment

  • Employment trial periods: termination on notice or payment in lieu

    14 June 2017

    An employer and employee are entitled to enter into an employment agreement that provides for a trial period of up to 90 days (Section 67A of the Employment Relations Act). The trial period provision must be written into the employment agreement. And, that agreement must clearly state when the period commences and when it expires. Further, the employer and employee must sign the agreement before the employee commences their employment.When the employee’s employment is terminated during the trial period, an ...

  • Forthcoming Changes To Employment Relations Act – 2016

    29 April 2016

    Employers, particularly small and medium enterprises, need to consider the potential implications to their businesses of proposed changes and to ensure that they comply with the new minimum standards and obligations if and when they are introduced.1. Zero Hour Contracts –Availability ProvisionThis refers to workers on contracts who have no guarantee as to how many hours work they will be provided with from week to week.Employers will be prohibited from having an “availability provision” in an employment agreement unless there ...