$9000 for 1 days' work

14 February 2019

An extraordinary decision from the Employment Relation Authorities (ERA) recently saw a cafe worker who did a days' trial awarded $9000.

If we were unsure before, this case removes any doubt: awards from the ERA are going up.

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Introducing the Alcohol Consulting Group

30 January 2019

We all know that Alcohol Licensing and ensuring compliance with the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 can eat up a lot of time, which is why Clubs New Zealand is thrilled to be partnering with the newly formed Alcohol Consulting Group (ACG).

ACG is a nationwide company that can support your club with all your alcohol compliance requirements. This support includes completing alcohol licensing applications on your behalf, training your staff, and managing your alcohol-related risks. ACG can help you meet the requirements of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 while you focus on running a successful club.

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Christchurch restaurant falls victim to nationwide scam targeting hospitality companies

30 January 2019

Restaurants across New Zealand are being targeted by a scam that has left at least one Christchurch business thousands of dollars out of pocket.

Fraudsters are sending emails to hospitality companies asking them to prepare food for functions such as a wedding or birthday party. They use stolen credit cards to pay and ask the restaurants to charge a higher value to a credit card than what the food cost.

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Wage Scale Not Compulsory - Insulting Behaviour Ok

30 January 2019

A recent article on Stuff titled “It’s legal to insult an employer in wage negotiations” examined a recent Employment Court decision Kaikorai Service Centre Limited v. First Union Inc. The article focussed on the employer’s unsuccessful objection, in a good faith setting, to the union’s use of a giant inflatable Rat (with the store owner’s name hung around its neck) during picketing action, and the use of insulting banners. However, the main thrust of the case, a successful challenge to allegations that the employer failed to bargain in good faith, was largely ignored in the article.

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Clubs New Zealand 2019 Annual Conference, AGM + Expo - Get ready to be entertained

24 January 2019

Along with the opportunities to learn something new, network and discuss the club industry the Clubs New Zealand Conference, AGM + Expo gives attendees the chance to relax, unwind, experience the hospitality on offer at the host club and of course enjoy some amazing musical talent.

The 2019 Conference, AGM + Expo will be no different with the Tauranga Citizens Club arranging some brilliant entertainment throughout the conference.

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IRD Payday Filing

22 January 2019

By now you will have heard about payday filing and that from the 1 April 2019 employers must:

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Time to Focus

17 January 2019

2018 was a tumultuous year in the corporate world, with numerous emerging risks and challenges, exacerbated by growing regulation and greater public scrutiny. The bar has been lifted in regard to greater accountability and expectations of those charged with governance. In addition, the reputation risk of not maintaining appropriate standards has never been higher.

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Clubs New Zealand 2019 Annual Conference, AGM + Expo - Partners Trips

17 January 2019

The Tauranga Citizens Club have put together two day trips for partners coming to Tauranga for the Clubs New Zealand 2019 Conference, AGM + EXPO.

Those partners who wish to participate in one or both of the trips will be able to register their interest and payment directly with the Tauranga Citizens Club on arrival in Tauranga.

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Its time for the club industry to blaze trails and lead the way!

17 January 2019

The ground work is done, Clubs New Zealand is sitting on a massive digital opportunity, we have a world class CRM (Customer Relationship Management System), a new mobile application and shortly we will be launching a new website (all of which will be connected).

There is no doubt that data and digital is where we need to go, so now that the ground work is done we need to really start using it, collectively and as an industry. Together we must blaze a digital trail and lead the way.

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Long-standing pub owners fined $30,000 for treating employees as casuals

17 January 2019

Two Canterbury tavern owners have been ordered to pay $30,000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) for 30 breaches of the Holidays Act.

Malcolm and Claire Bennett, owners and operators of the Coalgate Tavern in Canterbury for more than 30 years, have been penalised for failing to provide three employees with minimum holiday rights, by treating them as casual employees despite them being permanent staff.

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Is your Club Planning for the Future?

10 January 2019

Is your club continually looking toward the future? Five year? Ten Years? Even 20 years ahead? If, not your club should be doing so regularly while constantly reviewing and updating your business plan.

Clubs are operating in an ever-changing and challenging regulatory environment as well as having to respond to the demographic changes that are constantly taking place around them, not all of which are favourable to traditional club operations as we know them.

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Our new website is in need of some new photos!

10 January 2019

That's right, this year Clubs New Zealand will be getting a new website. The current Clubs New Zealand website is 10 years old (which is ancient in website years) and very much in need of some love. Towards the end of 2018 Clubs New Zealand engaged its web designers to develop a plan to launch a new, modern, sleek website and we are very excited to announce that the new site is well on its way and expected to launch in March this year.

We want our new website to really showcase the best of our industry and that is where we need your help. We are in need of high-quality photos that we can feature on the website. If you have any photos that you think show case what clubs are all about please send them to lucy@clubsnz.com

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Get your hands on the future

With the Clubs New Zealand App

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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