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Kearin Pollard

Personal grievances - seriously expensive!

June 19, 2018
In January 2017 a health worker at a District Health Board was awarded $20,000 in compensation for humiliation, loss of dignity and injury to feelings. This is considered a moderate amount.
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What you should know about Payroll

March 15, 2018
Getting payroll wrong can prove to be very costly for the employer. Retrospective adjustments going back 6 years, along with financial penalties imposed, are potential consequences of getting it wrong.

Employers Receiving Penalties for Payroll Mistakes

October 20, 2017
12 months ago MBIE estimated the total cost around the country of payroll underpayments could top $2 billion, affecting more than 700,000 employees. Kearin Pollard discusses the effect this has on businesses and what to do to avoid this happening to you.

Dairy Farm to pay $8,550 for Employment Breaches

July 12, 2017
Beware of breaching your employer obligations - stay up to date to avoid costly implications.

IEA's - Are yours up-to-date?

May 23, 2017
Recent employment legislation changes have prompted employers to review and modify employment agreements to ensure they are legally compliant

Season Changeover Down on the Farm

March 15, 2017
As we get closer to 1st June, farmers should be thinking about the impact on any employment relationship that exists, due to the pending sale and purchase of farms, or changing sharemilking jobs.

Why reviewing your employment practices could save your business

July 21, 2016
Employment Compliance Specialist Kearin Pollard explains why reviewing your employment practices could save your business.

Employee Awarded $15,000 Compensation After Being Made Redundant

February 24, 2016
Employment Compliance Specialist Kearin Pollard explains why employers need to be transparent with their justification for redundancy more than ever before.

Effective 90 Day Trial Period

September 2, 2015
The Employment Relations Authority is seeing more and more personal grievance claims where employers have been found responsible for an unjustified dismissal due to their poor application of the 90 Day Trial Provision as contained in s67A(2) of the Employment Relations Act.