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The Campbell Live saga may seem a world away from most workplace restructures, but the reality is that the cut-throat environment of commercial television is not too different from any other business.
There is a delicate balance between the human rights and privacy interests of individuals, and the right of employers to understand what, if any, risk an employee presents.
In the past year a disturbing trend has emerged of employees having a crack at their former employers, despite agreeing to confidential and full and final settlements.
To completely ruin a great idiomatic expression, in the recent debacle involving Karen Hammond and her former Hastings employer NZCU Baywide, Hammond baked her (offensive) cake and ate it too.
Sometimes a decision by an employee to take legal action against an employer can backfire spectacularly.
Last week, disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong continued his downward spiral and demonstrated how poor his judgment actually is.
The social media expose of the late-night antics of a pair of employees of Marsh Insurance in Christchurch has again brought the issue of out-of-work activities into the limelight.
In this case, the conduct took place in the office, but after hours.
Employers are increasingly offering prospective staff significant bonuses and performance pay to lure and retain the best people they can. But making promises about bonuses and other incentives needs to be carefully considered.
The Labour Party has recently announced a private members bill seeking to make “zero hour contracts” illegal. These types of employment agreement have become de rigeur in the UK in the wake of the global financial crisis and the struggle by businesses in the retail and hospitality sectors to stay afloat. Business has sought to find creative ways to keep a large pool of labour at the ready, but with minimal obligation.
Many people have secrets that they would prefer the wider public, or even their friends and family, never found out about. But what happens in an employment relationship when an employee has a deep, dark secret?
Claims have flooded in from employees in the retail sector recently, saying that their pay has been docked by their employer to cover customer theft. These people are attendants at petrol stations and check out operators at supermarkets, paid close to the minimum wage.