Posted on 18 June 2013
How employers can avoid personal grievance claims
A recent Weekend Herald article entitled, “You’re fired…but wait, there’s more,” quoted Employment Law Experts extensively.
The article discussed cases like Gostmann v Independent Refrigeration and Electrical Ltd where a bogus refrigeration engineer falsified his work history, wrecked customer equipment, and nearly killed a fellow worker. The employer sacked Mr. Gostmann. Despite the very significant issues with the employee, the Employment Relations Authority awarded a large payment to the employee and it even criticised the employer for failing to reference check the employee.
All emails from work belong to the employer
OPINION: Peter Dunne is a popular local MP who has served residents in the Ohariu area for almost 30 years. He has been well-respected and been a member of governments led by both Labour and National. Earlier this month he resigned from his position as revenue minister following allegations that he leaked to the media a confidential report on GCSB spying.
Dunne denies leaking the report. However, his refusal to provide emails between him and Dominion Post reporter Andrea Vance to an investigation into the leak has proven his undoing.
Posted on 17 June 2013
The best thing about my role is that I get to work with a variety of business leaders, many different companies, and a wide range of industries. Reflecting on patterns and trends is something I often do, as I work to develop effective ways of teaching and facilitating research-based best practice to a particular client situation.
Picking patterns and trends is an important role of a leader. Here are seven patterns I notice in the business leaders who successfully and consciously take their company to a new level.
How to know when your boss wants you to leave
Findings from a recent Career Builder survey have revealed the extent to which negative manager-worker relationships exist in the workplace, and the warning signs that managers use.***
According to the research, more than one quarter (27%) of bosses have a direct report that they would like to see leave their organisation. While the results were the same across gender, there was a significant difference in age groups. Younger managers (25-34) were more likely to say that they had an unwanted employee than older managers (55+) by a margin of eight points: 32% versus 24%.