Bosses and company heads are being warned they need to be "much more careful" about their actions following Roger Sutton's sexual harassment resignation.
The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) chief executive announced he would stand down following an investigation into allegations of inappropriate behaviour and comments to a female senior member of staff.
"So, how are things going at the office?" I asked my dinner companion, a longtime business veteran who manages a small team. "Last week, you mentioned some kind of conflict. What happened?"
She told me the story about how two of her employees were having trouble working together and then individually coming into her office to complain about the other person.
The Employment Relations Amendment Bill has been rushed through Parliament and will take effect on March 6 next year.
While changes to rest and meal breaks have received considerable media attention, the changes affecting union security and collective bargaining are more significant.
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