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Mallard Accused Of Scaremongering Over 90-Day Probation Law

Mallard Accused Of Scaremongering Over 90-Day Probation Law
Wellington, March 1 NZPA - The Labour Party has been accused of scaremongering after warning that the new 90-day employment probation law will make it more difficult for businesses to attract skilled staff.

Sad Day In Employment Relations - Mallard

Sad Day In Employment Relations - Mallard
Wellington, March 1 NZPA - Labour MP Trevor Mallard says today is a sad day in the country's employment relations history as the Government's controversial 90-day probation for new employees begins.

Key Appears Sympathetic To A Lift In Minimum Wage

Key Appears Sympathetic To A Lift In Minimum Wage
Wellington, Feb 2 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key appears to be sympathetic to lifting the statutory minimum wage, but says any increase has to balance the possible loss of jobs. Mr Key said Cabinet would discuss the issue next week and he did not want to "rush ahead" of that debate.

Cabinet To Discuss Minimum Wage

Cabinet To Discuss Minimum Wage
Wellington, Feb 1 NZPA - Cabinet will discuss in coming weeks whether or not to raise the minimum wage. Labour MP Trevor Mallard urged the government to increase it from $12. The Labour Party and all minor parties bar ACT think it should be raised to $15.

Other Govt Agencies Contributed To Critical Ets Research

Wellington, Jan 12 NZPA - Other government agencies also helped bankroll a highly critical report into the economic impact of the previous government's emissions trading scheme (ETS), Solid Energy says.

State Coal Company Defends Bankrolling Critical Report

State Coal Company Defends Bankrolling Critical Report
Wellington, Jan 12 NZPA - Solid Energy is defending its bankrolling of a report highly critical of the former Labour-led government's emissions trading scheme (ETS).

Biofuel Obligations Dropped As Bill Passes Under Urgency

Biofuel Obligations Dropped As Bill Passes Under Urgency
Wellington, Dec 17 NZPA - A requirement for oil companies to mix petrol and diesel with biofuel has been dropped from law. The Energy (Fuels, Levies and References) Biofuel Obligation Repeal Bill passed during urgency in Parliament this afternoon by a vote of 62 to 59.

Parents Of Truants Target Of Bill

Wellington, Dec 13 NZPA - "Scandalous" school absenteeism rates are tackled in a bill increasing fines for the parents of truants.

Controversial Employment Bill Passes

Controversial Employment Bill Passes
by Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Dec 11 NZPA - New workers in small businesses can be sacked within 90 days of starting their jobs under a law passed today. The probation period may be extended to larger firms in future.

Controversial 90-day Trial Period Bill Passes First Hurdle

Controversial 90-day Trial Period Bill Passes First Hurdle
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Dec 11 NZPA - The Government's controversial employment bill passed its first reading in Parliament today after a passionate debate.

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