Employers who exploit their workers or breach employment standards are in line for a raft of harsher penalties.
New measures set to be introduced by the Government, include naming and shaming offending business owners, a massive increase in the value of fines the Employment Court can hand out, and the possibility of being banned from employing staff.
What happens when people resign and give four weeks' notice? Do they come to work a bit later and leave earlier, take longer lunchtimes, badmouth the company, alienate co-workers, annoy customers, or steal company information and clients?Or do they act professionally and leave on good terms?
Emails were a godsend when they replaced "snail mail" or the traditional letter but now they are starting to become a burden.
Several Australian companies have started banning internal and external emails in the workplace after they were found to cause stress and conflicts and slow work down.
As the weather is finally starting to get nicer in America and spring is in the air, the idea of taking time off to relax and enjoy the sunshine is enticing. But, can it be done? Can anyone take leave from work any more? Are some companies better than others at allowing time off?
The United States is the only advanced economy that does not guarantee its workers any paid vacation time according to a 2013 report by the Center for Economic and Policy Research.
Working for an unreasonable boss can cause health problems, including increasing employees' risk of heart disease and heart attack.
One study in Sweden ranked heart problems against employee's faith in the competence of their bosses and found the two correlated: the more the employee respected their boss, the less likely they were to suffer problems.
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