TODAY'S NEWS - 23 JULY

Posted on 23 July 2014

Billionaire calls for three-day working week, every week

From Stuff.co.nz

They say that if you love what you do you won't work a day in your life.

And according to the world's second-richest man this is true, if you're working just three days a week.

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Can you ask an employee to take a lie detector test?

From HRMOnline.co.nz

Workplace investigations are an HR minefield, and finding the right answers can come down to figuring out who’s telling the truth and who’s fudging the facts. If there were a test to figure out who’s lying through their teeth it might help get results.

Lie detectors exist, although they’re not quite as reliable as Hollywood would have us think, but can HR use them?

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Cleaner wrongly fired over 'threat' text

From NZHerald.co.nz

A cleaner who reportedly told her boss she would send someone to him and the visit "wouldn't be nice" if he did not pay her was wrongly fired, the Employment Relations Authority has found.

Wendy Simkin was awarded more than $1000 compensation after her employer Paul Gillespie replied by sending her a text message that said she was not welcome back.

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Hotel caught out over workers' pay

From Stuff.co.nz

An Auckland hotel has been ordered to pay nearly $79,000 in back wages to a husband and wife couple.

Abraham and Nancy Agustin won the ruling against Auckland Harbour Oaks Hotel of Gore Street after the Employment Relations Authority found the company had breached the couple's employment contracts.

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