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  • The Green’s policy will confuse voters

    The Greens and NZ First are now sitting alongside Labour in support of a manufacturing comeback in New Zealand. “Manufacturers started fleeing our shores 20 years ago to pursue cheaper labour...
  • Employment laws are preventing NZ’s growth

    Small business owners are terrified of making mistakes when handling employment issues. They don’t have the time, money or inclination to get up to speed on employment law — it’s all...

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Complacency with Casuals Could Cost Employers

Complacency with Casuals Could Cost Employers

Labour day is fast approaching again, and although for many people this just means an extra day off, it is actually there to celebrate the eight hour working day, which came into effect in the late 1800’s. Ironically, more than a century later, the 8 hour day is becoming less and less common as other types of work arrangements are starting to come into favour.
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SME Summit 2012

In October 2012, employment specialist Max Whitehead attended and SME summit. People attendance included Oweb Glenn, Tenby Powell, Shane Jones, Julian Smith and David Clendon. To see highlights of the summit, click here.
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Employment specialist says law changes a waste of time

Employment specialist says law changes a waste of time

“The planned changes to employment laws are a waste of time and effort and designed only to appease political lobby groups,” says Max Whitehead of the Whitehead Group. Mr Whitehead says that Kiwi working people are sick of successive governments changing the employment laws solely to satisfy selfish, self-centred lobby groups, like unions and employer groups. “Ninety-seven percent of New Zealand employers employ less than 20 people and these law changes will be meaningles...
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No compo after drug test refusal

No compo after drug test refusal

A geothermal technician who was stood down from his job at Mighty River Power’s (MRP) Kawerau power station for refusing to undergo a random drug test will not be compensated for his “injured feelings”… Employment law expert Max Whitehead said the decision reinforced employers’ right to undertake random testing as a deterrent – something which unions had been opposed to for more than a decade. > Read full article.
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