Posted on 5 December 2014

Workplaces face huge bills for injuries


Businesses and individuals are being warned that under new legislation they can now face hundreds of thousands of dollars of reparations to victims of crimes.

Crombie Lockwood insurance specialist Melissa Cross said most firms would not be aware of the Sentencing Amendment Act 2014, which came into force tomorrow and could have a big impact where a company breached health and safety legislation.

It meant that, if a company ended up in court after a workplace accident, the courts could now enforce substantial reparation payments to injured people.

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Employee fraud and the price of trust


Forget what you've seen in the movies, says Daniel Toresen - spotting a liar is extremely difficult.

For 25 years he has worked as a private investigator at the family firm, Thompson & Toresen, specialising in detecting business fraud.

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Menstrual leave: the next workplace perk for women?


Tech giants Apple and Facebook were recently met with mingled criticism and praise after they unveiled plans to provide egg-freezing for employees but now a leading international doctor has reignited the debate over womens health benefits in the workplace.

Gedis Grudzinskas, a professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at Harley Street Hospital in London, has claimed that women should be entitled to menstrual leave every month and men should accept it quietly.

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