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Posted on 20 November 2014

Do employment policies need to be signed?

From HRMOnline.co.nz

Businesses have numerous policies, from social media policies to code of conducts, employees are required to adhere to. But so all these policies need to be signed by employees?

In Australia a man recently claimed unfair dismissal after he was fired for repeated failure to comply with company policies and procedures, one of which was refusing to sign the company social media policy.

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Workers charged for petrol drive-offs

From Stuff.co.nz

Low-paid workers at a petrol station convenience store have been docked hundreds of dollars after customers fled without paying.

Kerry McIvor, who left in disgust from Masterton's Night 'n Day store, which also operates a Gull service station, said: "It came out of my wages without me knowing. I asked him [the boss] and he says: It happened on your shift, so it's your fault . . . I was ropeable."

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How to keep your organisation safe from flex work liability

From HRMOnline.co.nz

Offering flexible work policies to employees has countless benefits, including a 67 percent increase in loyalty and billions of dollars saved from resulting reductions in turnover.

Companies should keep legal considerations in mind, though, to ensure that they are protected from court rulings and lawsuits. These include:

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Psych testing for SMEs

From Stuff.co.nz

It may have taken him 30 years in the hospitality game, but David Doughty's now learned that just because someone interviews well it does not mean they'll make a star employee.

The co-founder of Auckland catering firm Urban Gourmet doesn't usually use recruitment consultants, but earlier this year he was persuaded to enlist the help of one on the recommendation of a staff member.

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How to handle a workplace stalker

From HRMOnline.co.nz

Workplace romances can cause headaches for HR, especially when they end badly. And a recent US case shows just how bad it can get – especially when feelings of attraction are not reciprocated.

A New York judge has extended a cease and desist order and restraining order against Ling Chan, an oversight examiner at Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) who fell for co-worker Dan Small. In 2011 Small turned down her romantic advances, which resulted in constant emails, social media requests and small gifts.

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