Mystery shopper gaming machine results

28 June 2017

In late 2016, the Department of Internal Affairs (the Department) conducted a mystery shopper exercise to assess current host responsibility practice in class 4 venues (pubs and clubs) and casinos in relation to electronic gaming machines, or “pokies”.

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Are you walking the talk?

28 June 2017

As holders of club licences you have most likely had a visit from your local licensing inspector. As per section 197 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, Inspectors must monitor licensees’ compliance with the Act. When an Inspector visits your club, they will be looking at a long list of compliance areas covered in the Act, they will also be looking to see that your club is walking the talk.

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Health and safety: Involving everyone at work

22 June 2017

It’s a myth that small businesses are exempt from health and safety laws — the new rules apply to all businesses, large and small, high risk and low risk.

You and your workers must all be involved in keeping people safe and healthy at work. For some, this means there is effective communication throughout the business. What does it mean for your business?

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The QR code comeback and the rise of mobile payments

22 June 2017

Remember QR codes? Those things marketers wanted to force on an uncaring public?

Well, they may be on the verge of a comeback.

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Employment Agreements Containing a 90 Day Trial Period Clause Must Not be Signed Retrospectively

20 June 2017

The precise time at which Hamish Pogai signed his employment agreement, which included a 90 day trial period, was critical in the Employment Relations Authority’s determination to dismiss his claim of unjustifiable dismissal.

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Hiring Contractor's - Including Bands and Entertainers

15 June 2017

The main contractor’s clubs will use is a band. Every member of the band is usually required to fill out an IR330 once and this should be kept on file. If the band has an exemption certificate, make sure it is current and has their name written on it. It is good practice to take a copy of the certificate as well.

Withholding tax is deducted from payments made to people who aren’t employees but who are employed on a contract-for-service basis. If you hire contractors you may need to deduct withholding tax from the payments you make to them.

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Class 4 Gambling: Agreed-upon Procedures Forecast Sign Off - Clubs

15 June 2017

Recently the Department have replaced the sign off required on the financial forecast information submitted with your GC7 licence renewal application (Part D). This new process is not an additional step but instead replaces the old sign off.

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Gamble Host Resources now available

9 June 2017

The Gamble Host Harm Minimisation training resources and standardised policy template are now available on the Choice-not-chance website.These resources complement the Gamble Host Pack to provide a comprehensive package of resources to support venues and clubs build a culture of care for their gambling patrons.

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Performance Reviews - one of the best tools you have

8 June 2017

One of the very best tools a Club can use to boost productivity, increase morale and get better business outcomes is an employee performance evaluation.......that is if they are done correctly.

You are under no specific legal obligation to conduct a performance review or to provide a pay rise, unless of course it was agreed on in an employment agreement.

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Elder Abuse Hits Close to Home

7 June 2017

Elder Abuse Awareness Week from 15-22 June 2017 begins on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on 15 June 2017.

During the week of 15-22 June 2017 local Age Concerns around New Zealand will be holding events and speaking through the media to raise awareness of elder abuse and neglect.

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Proper process must always come first

7 June 2017

The Employment legislation does not offer a specific dismissal or disciplinary procedure – but requires that the process followed reflects what a fair and reasonable employer would do under the circumstances. Case law shows that the employer must a) have good reason; and b) that a process that is fair to the employee was carried out.

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Register for the Food Act now

7 June 2017

By now, any clubs that provide meals, and have a liquor licence, should have applied to register for the new Food Act. If you haven’t yet applied, please register before 30 June – this is the last deadline for registering, before formal action will be taken.

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Get your hands on the future

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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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