This week's "rude cake" decision from the Human Rights Review Tribunal has raised the bar for injury-to-feelings compensation payouts under the Privacy Act.
Awarding Napier woman Karen Hammond $98,000 (out of a total award of over $168,000) in compensation, the tribunal said it was time for a "recalibration" in its assessment of injury to feelings in privacy cases.
The Employment Relations Authority recently ordered a Marlborough business operator to reimburse a migrant worker $22,000 for unpaid wages as well as an additional $10,000 fine.
Ajay Gaur, owner of Vine Strength and SP 2007, was ordered to pay $22,716 to Pushpinder Kumar, a former employee.
Asking for employee feedback is essential to keeping your workers happy but only if you know how to act on their responses appropriately. We don't have all the answers, but we do have three things for all HR managers to avoid.
Recently released research by CEB claims that New Zealand employees' discretionary effort the willingness to go above and beyond to help their employers and colleagues is at its lowest since 2009.
Researchers said that this could threaten organisational growth at a time when business confidence is at a 20 year high.
Depending on your job and ambition, the importance of making good decisions under pressure can vary.
If you are in management it is an extremely valuable skill to have, if you are in a job that requires you to do what you're instructed to do, it can be less so.
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