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Practical Performance Reviews and More

Mon Aug. 29th 2022

People are asking for advice as to how they can retain and get the best from the staff they have when recruiting new staff is so difficult.

Returning to Work - Practical Tips

Thu Oct. 14th 2021

In light of all the calls we have been receiving, we thought we could assist by providing practical advice on current employment matters.In this newsletter we will cover:Covid 19 - returning to work protocolsWhat you can and can’t ask about vaccinationsClause for Individual Employment Agreement for new employees required to ...


Wed Sept. 8th 2021

Due to the number of calls we are receiving from clients wanting to be ready for moving out of Level 4 lockdown, we have prepared the following practical information that may assist you:Return to workplace checklistCovid-19 Questionnaire for completion by staff before returning to work at L3Pre-employment application form including ...

Agreement From Employees to Apply for the Subsidy | Practical Advice

Mon Aug. 23rd 2021

Before applying for the subsidy employers must take all practicable steps to obtain consent from their staff to share personal information.

Lockdown | Practical Advice | HR Requirements and Subsidies

Fri Aug. 20th 2021

I thought I would share some lessons from the last lockdown, and what the Employment Court rulings have since indicated we should do during this one.

Bereavement leave can now be used in the event of a miscarriage or stillbirth

Tue June 1st 2021

As from 1 April 2021 an employee can take up to three days’ paid bereavement leave if they or their partner experiences a miscarriage or stillbirth

Updating employment agreements

Tue June 1st 2021

With the recent changes in employment law, now is a good time to have your employment agreements reviewed and updated. Please call if you would like us to assist with this.

Increase in Sick Leave from 24 July 2021

Tue June 1st 2021

From Saturday 24 July 2021 sick leave will increase from 5 days to 10 days per year

Travel Policy – Personal and Business

Tue June 1st 2021

Does your business have a travel policy in place?

Concern Over Ability To Pay Staff – Practical Advice

Wed March 3rd 2021

We have been fielding calls from clients who are becoming concerned over their ability to pay wages, despite Government subsidies.

Thru a referral Thelma has been my “go to” specialist over a range of HR projects including employment agreements, developing a staff handbook and restructuring my business. I have always found Thelma to be pragmatic in developing effective solutions that has suited both the needs of the business and those of our employees.
Director, SME, Auckland
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