Posted on 25 November 2014

KiwiSaver: It pays to look at employment contract


I have a question - if my employer includes its contribution as part of a total remuneration package, what happens to the contribution if one opts out of KiwiSaver?

Around a quarter of employers are like your boss and include their contribution to KiwiSaver as part of the overall salary package, called "total remuneration".

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Tis the season to review


With summer holidays just around the corner now is a great time for business owners to reflect on where things are at and make big decisions about the company's future, advisers say.

This could include a shift in strategic direction, staffing and pay reviews, succession planning or working towards a better work life balance, PwC private business leader Robbie Gimblett said.

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Courts increasing scrutiny on redundancies


Disputed redundancies will face greater scrutiny should they come before the courts warn lawyers in light of a Court of Appeal decision.

The Court of Appeal has upheld a 2013 Employment Court ruling that a redundancy did not meet the test of justification under section 103A Employment Relations Act.

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Facebook slur costs ex-worker $2500


Employees are being warned not to air dirty laundry about their bosses on social media - even after leaving a job - after a former oil company employee was ordered to pay more than $2500 for making disparaging remarks on Facebook.

The case before the Employment Relations Authority has prompted a call for caution from a top Wellington employment law specialist.

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What's the policy on petrol station drive-offs?


Customers who drive off from petrol stations without paying are costing the industry millions of dollars a year, but modern technology is improving the chance of catching offenders and reducing the extent of the problem.

The issue has been highlighted by a former petrol station employee who told Fairfax he quit after discovering his wages were being docked to cover the cost of drive-offs.

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