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Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ) is the professional body for those involved in Human Resource Management and the development of people.

HRINZ represents the interests of 3,800+ individual members who make up around 47% of the known New Zealand HR market.  Read More

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Company ordered to pay workers for rest breaks

Stuff reports Lean Meats Oamaru has been ordered to pay its workers for rest breaks in accordance with the Employment Relations Amendment Act, 2008.

The company failed to pay rest breaks between April 1, 2009 and March 1, 2013, and the Employment Relations Authority has now found in favour of the workers, ordering the company to pay arrears as far back as five years.

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More staff needed for tourism industry

21 May 2015

According to research released at TRENZ by the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand, as many as 36,000 additional full time equivalent (FTE) workers will need to be directly employed in NZ’s tourism industry by 2025. 

Increased notices issued for unsafe work practices

19 May 2015

Stuff reports WorkSafe has doubled its number of inspectors in Christchurch leading to a 3000 percent increase in notices issued for unsafe work practices.

In 2011, the health and safety regulator issued 17 prohibition notices in Christchurch. Last year 531 notices were issued after inspectors witnessed unsafe practices which were at immediate risk of causing harm. 

Flexibility at the top of the list for Kiwis

15 May 2015

Two-third of professionals in New Zealand say work life balance, including flexible working, is their top priority when seeking a new role, according to the latest findings from the New Zealand Diversity Survey. 

New law protecting migrant workers

6 May 2015

A new law designed to crack down on exploitation of migrant workers has narrowly passed in Parliament. The Immigration Amendment Bill (No 2) passed its final reading on Thursday, meaning exploitation of migrant workers can now lead to up to seven years in jail (via Stuff). 

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