Posted on 28 October 2014

Avoid DIY drug testing warns expert


Companies trying to cut costs by conducting their own staff drug testing are putting themselves at risk of legal action. That's the warning from Kirk Hardy, CEO of New Zealand company The Drug Detection Agency (TDDA).

Hardy warns DIY workplace drug testing is fraught with more potential pitfalls than positives.

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Big rise in workplace bullying complaints


Bullies are being flushed out of the workplace, with a surge in cases since new guidelines to tackle the problem were introduced earlier this year.

Employment lawyers and academics agreed there had been a sharp increase in people raising bullying grievances since WorkSafe New Zealand issued the guidelines in February.

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Sacked bus driver gets job back


A bus driver who was sacked after an elderly female passenger was left hanging from the front doors of his bus, has got his job back.

The Employment Relations Authority was told the elderly passenger got up to leave the bus via the front door in the Wellington suburb of Kilbirnie shortly after 10am on May 7 this year, but as she was getting off the bus the doors were closed on her arm and the bus began to roll forward.

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