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Polarised views on labour law changes

Polarised views on labour law changes
Wellington, July 18 NZPA - The Government is attacking Kiwi workers' conditions and wages, unions and the Labour Party say after Prime Minister John Key announced extensive labour law changes.

No Payrise From Half Of Employers In 2009, Survey Finds

No Payrise From Half Of Employers In 2009, Survey Finds
Wellington, Dec 7 NZPA - Slightly more than half of employers in a new survey report giving no wage rises at all during the past year, as financial crisis roiled the world economy.

Holidays Law Complicated And Confusing, Employer Survey Finds

Wellington, Sept 8 NZPA - Most employers appear to find aspects of the Holidays Act unworkable and are not complying with all of it, a survey found. The Employers and Manufacturers Association (Northern) said the survey showed the law was complicated and confusing.

Business Sector Welcomes Extended Nine-day Fortnight Scheme

Wellington, April 24 NZPA - The Government is winning praise from the business sector for extending its nine-day fortnight job protection scheme to include companies with 50 to 100 workers. Prime Minister John Key announced the extension yesterday.

Critics Of Leave Trade-Off Have Got It Wrong, Govt Says

Critics Of Leave Trade-Off Have Got It Wrong, Govt Says
Wellington, March 24 NZPA - The Government is facing heavy criticism for its decision to allow workers to trade their fourth week of leave for cash but it insists employees alone will make the choice.

Businesses' Employment Intentions Overly Optimistic - EMA

Businesses' Employment Intentions Overly Optimistic - EMA
Wellington, Dec 16 NZPA - The outlook for employment was better than expected, with most businesses in a recent survey saying they were doing alright overall, an employers' group said.

Not On For Employers To Pay Less Yet Claim Tax Credit - Clark

Labour Minister Trevor Mallard has confirmed the Department of Labour is investigating claims that employers are paying less to workers in KiwiSaver while still claiming the tax credit.

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