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cow3Here we publish the March 2011 issue of Rural eSpeaking; we hope you enjoy reading it. If you would like to talk further about any rural issues, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

In this Autumn edition, you can read articles on:

· Personal Property Securities Act: Grappling with section 53 in a livestock purchase

· Leasing the Farm: Can be a practical solution

· Over the Fence: New minimum wage rates – Sharemilking Arrangements: 2011-2-12 season – Public Holidays: Easter 2011 – GST zero-rating land transactions

The next issue of Rural eSpeaking will be published in July.

Changes to employment law

images (1)From 1 April 2011 a number of significant changes to employment law will come into effect.

The most important change (and the one that seems to be receiving little media attention) is the change to the ‘test of justification’ in respect of personal grievances. Presently, when an employee complains of being unjustifiably dismissed the Courts look at what the employer should have done in all the circumstances. The test is to be relaxed to become what could a reasonable employer have done. Provided the employer’s actions fall within the range of a what a reasonable employer could have done then no personal grievance can be upheld.

Other changes include the extension of the 90 day grievance free probationary period to all employers and the ability for employees to ask that their fourth week of annual leave is cashed up.

To understand how these changes affect you please feel free to contact Chris on 07 872 0877 or 021 2421601.

Read the press release from the Minister of Labour below…

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