Trial Periods on Trial - Again

28 September 2017

There has recently (15 August 2017) been another Employment Court determination, Farmer Motor Group Limited (FMG) v. Adam McKenzie, [2017] NZEmpC 98, which determined that the termination of employment in reliance upon a trial period provision was unjustified. This determination has again emphasised the strict compliance which is required with both the legislative and contractual provisions concerning trial periods.

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Women who did not reveal theft charge to new boss awarded $7000

28 September 2017

A receptionist who failed to disclose a theft charge on her CV was awarded $7000 in compensation despite never starting her new job at a beauty clinic.

In September 2015, the woman, whose name was suppressed, accepted an offer of employment with Nelson skin clinic Enhanceskin.

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New Food Act applies to clubs

28 September 2017

Changes to the Food Act 2014 apply this year to unlicensed clubs that serve and sell food, or provide food as part of a fee. If this sounds like you, you’ll need to register under the Food Act before March 2018. If you don’t need to register, you’ll need to keep making food that’s safe and suitable.

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Gambits:Now - Redemption Terminals permitted in Class 4 Venues

21 September 2017

Redemption terminals have been approved for use in class 4 venues with Cash-In-Ticket-Out (CITO) technology from this Friday, 22 September 2017.

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Karaoke Copyright

21 September 2017

Members will recall that in August 2016 Clubs New Zealand released via our website and weekly e-Newsletter information regarding AKPA (Australasian Karaoke Protection Authority) and OneMusic. Recently we have been provided with additional information which clubs must familiarise themselves with particularly those clubs who offer Karaoke.

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Insurance scheme benefits member clubs

14 September 2017

Members of the Clubs Share Insurance Services scheme will be largely shielded from premium increases thanks to the collective buying power of the group, says Area Manager Stuart Speirs.

“Premiums have gone up 10% on average for commercial insurance clients and it’s likely there’ll be further increases in the next 12-18 months, but we’ve been able to minimise the impact for our member Clubs,” Stuart said.

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Procurement Processes - Part 2

13 September 2017

Accountability and transparency is fundamental to good governance, and it is important for members and other stakeholders to be confident that their club's money is wisely and appropriately expended.

Probity means integrity, uprightness and honesty. Maintaining probity in procurement involves more than avoiding corrupt or dishonest conduct, but rather extends to policies and procedures that ensure impartiality, accountability and transparency. Transparency and accountability in procurement gives club's ongoing needs and in turn providing the best terms and conditions in your club.

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Procurement Processes

7 September 2017

Often procurement doesn't get the attention it deserves, but there can be frightening consequences if clubs don't take the time to follow this important process.

All clubs have a requirements for purchasing goods and services. The complexity of this process depends on the intricacy of the product or services being acquired and the values assigned to them respectively.

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Gambits: Now 1 September 2017

7 September 2017

The new Choice Not Chance campaign was launched on 27 August 2017. Five new advertisements are available to view online.

The campaign prompts people to think about their situation and asks “is your gambling still just for fun?” It was developed by the Health Promotion Agency following consultation with the Department, the Ministry of Health, the class 4 gambling sector, New Zealand Racing Board, SkyCity Casino, Lotto New Zealand, and Minimising Gambling Harm Services.

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Can payroll software actually save you money?

7 September 2017

Some payroll software costs extra, though if you’re lucky it will come free with your existing accounting package. The real question is, can it help your business save money in the long run? Here's how to find out.

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Are you under insured?

31 August 2017

Holding back on insurance can be tempting when money's tight. But managing your risks could mean the difference between going under and thriving. Here's what you need to think about.

"Most small businesses are under-insured", says Insurance Council of New Zealand Chief Executive, Tim Grafton.

"It's partly because owners are too busy sailing into the wind to keep ahead to think about what could hit them from the side or beneath. Insurance doesn't make risk disappear, but is one tool in your resilience and continuity planning.

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Employment rights and rules: Free online training

31 August 2017

If you are an employer or a worker, it’s important to know your rights and responsibilities. Not only is this a great foundation for an employment relationship, it’s the law.

Get up to speed on these important rules with new online learning modules from Employment New Zealand.

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Get your hands on the future with Clubs New Zealand's App which can be downloaded on both Apple and Android.  The Clubs New Zealand App is all about helping you get more out of your membership. As a member of a club you can access any of our network of 300 member clubs as a reciprocal visitor and visiting a club is a breeze with the new digital membership card.

 

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