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Two young women have been fired on Facebook after new owners took over a Wellington fast-food shop.
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The concept is not foreign to the Japanese. It even has a name - karoshi, or sudden occupational death. The usual causes are stress-related heart attacks and strokes, and, in many cases, excessive and unrelenting work hours appear to be a common factor. Should we be concerned here in New Zealand?
Published in Dominion Post 3 December 2013
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted last week that he had smoked crack cocaine in "one of my drunken stupors".
Published 6 November 2013
The event, known as Kona, is regarded as the holy grail of ironman events. Athletes compete in temperatures upwards of 35 degrees Celsius in desert-like conditions. It involves a 3.8km open water swim, a 180km bike ride and a 42.2km run.
Once a contract has been formed, the reality is that it is very difficult for an employer to end the relationship even though the employee has yet to commence employment.
Employment relations experts have weighed in on the Len Brown case, with some saying if he was employed as a chief executive on one of New Zealand's major listed companies he would be fired.
Employment law has evolved to the point where a heated resignation may not be considered to be valid without some cooling-off time.