Posted on 17 July 2014

Workplace investigations: Best practice tips for getting them right


When you’re faced with a serious workplace complaint, how do you go about conducting an investigation?

If thinking about it makes your palms sweaty, you’re not alone.

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Back-pay ordered after “bad faith” negotiations


The Employment Court has ordered Dunedin-based mental health and disability services provider Pact to pay more than $50,000 to staff in back-pay, after offering union members a smaller pay rise than non-union workers during pay negotiations.

The Employment Relations Authority had earlier found that the company misled union negotiators and breached the collective agreement in the 2011 pay bargaining, the Otago Daily Times reported.

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Petrol station attendant awarded $10,000 over dismissal


A former Christchurch petrol station attendant has been awarded more than $10,000 in unpaid wages and compensation after being unjustifiably dismissed last year.

The Employment Relations Authority at Christchurch heard Nathan Gunning was employed at Blighs Road Service Station from August 1 until he was given notice by the station's owner on August 23 last year.

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