Industry InsightDisciplinary & Dismissal

Quick tips on making a fair and reasonable decision

At HRtoolkit, we frequently hear that it’s almost impossible censure or dismiss bad staff in New Zealand, however employment law gives us good framework to manage a misconduct or dismissal process. So, how can you, as an employer, be sure you’ve made a fair and reasonable decision?  Here are some key questions to ask during […]

You’ll be hearing from my lawyer

Earlier this month we wrote an article on Grey Advice, navigating the grey areas of Employment Law. Usually the Law is black and white, but the test of reasonableness and the requirement to act in good faith are two key examples of how important it is to have expert advice. Clear understanding is especially important […]

Grey advice on employment law

Human resources is all about those grey areas; assessing risk and giving advice on navigating between the black and white of employment law. The test of reasonableness and the requirement to act in good faith are two key examples of how important it is to have expert advice. CASE STUDY You have engaged a new […]

HRtoolkit in action

At HRtoolkit we work with a wide variety of clients, including several age care institutions. One of these clients identified that the legislative environment in which they were working was altering rapidly, and decided to employ a new CEO to affect change. The new CEO was a seriously high end practitioner with a great reputation. […]