November 2018 Update
November 2018 update
The 6.2 earthquake that rocked a large part of NZ last week is another timely reminder that we all need to be prepared and our disaster recovery and business continuity plans should be reviewed regularly.
If you had a change of staff in the last 12 months, have you updated the emergency contact details? How long is it since you changed your stored water, or checked the expiry dates on your food supplies?
Encourage your staff to have a family plan, and the Civil Defence website has plenty of good information to help families plan where they will meet, who will collect children from school or day care, and what they should include in their emergency supplies.
Domestic Violence - Victim Protection Act
The Domestic Violence – Victim Protection Act will come into effect on 1 April 2019. The purpose of the Act is to provide people affected by domestic violence a minimum entitlement to paid leave to assist with dealing with the effects.
The legislation will allow employees affected by domestic violence
- an additional 10 days leave per entitlement year (after the initial 6-month criteria)
- to request short term variation to their working arrangements for not longer than 2 months. Requests must be dealt with in the same way as any request under the Flexible Working arrangements
Domestic violence leave can be requested if the employee has been affected by domestic violence, regardless of how long ago the violence occurred, even if it is prior to the current employment.
Other recent articles
15 October 2019
Cybersecurity As more of our lives and work move online, cybersecurity becomes ever more important. It’s a particularly pressing concern for our HealthyPractice members, given the sensitivity of the records they hold about their patients.
24 September 2019
Managing mental health issues in the workplace Your staff are your greatest asset and their wellbeing has a major impact on the overall success of your practice. One of the most significant influences on the wellbeing of your staff is their mental health. Fortunately, mental health issues don’t have the stigma they once did and recent initiatives have done a lot to get people thinking about how they can improve their own mental health and help others who may be struggling. So, what can you do in your own workplace to help a staff member who needs support?
6 August 2019
With only one month to go until spring your employees might be thinking about booking their summer break or booking holidays on-line because the deal is too good to refuse. This month we are looking at all types of leave. You will need to log on to HealthyPractice to access the content in the links below.
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