Following the latest employment law changes from 1 April 2016, we have updated our Individual Employment Agreement (Resource 1.9).
2016 was also the first time this important day was Mondayised meaning that every year from now on it’s a paid holiday for most New Zealanders.
A year of rapid growth, through natural member acquisition and the amalgamation of some 600 new motel members, has resulted in a new structure for our Hospitality NZ team.
When you’re in the hospitality industry, ensuring you have an identifiable, quality and quantifiable point of difference is probably one of the most important aspects in attracting business.
Millennials are a huge market in the hospitality and accommodation industries and as a business owner you don't want to miss out on the first generation of tech savvy users that grew up with the internet, using smartphones and tablets as an everyday part of life.
The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) have provided some useful information around electric vehicles.
Some changes are coming to our 2016 Awards for Excellence programme!
Hospitality NZ on behalf of its members, presented a submission in support of the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill to the Commerce Committee. Hospitality NZ argued that Easter trading should be applied fairly and consistently across all industries.
From 1 April 2017 the cancellation and zero hour contracts provisions (amongst others), for all Individual Employment Agreements entered into pre 1 April 2016, come into effect.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has launched a nationwide investigation into board-for-wages arrangements to test whether these abide by the Employment Relations Act. This has come about following revelations of WWOOFers (or similar) operating outside the agriculture industry and inside the accommodation industry, particularly in backpackers and in some motels.
Significant changes are being made which will render zero hour contracts invalid from 1 April 2016 onwards. This can be a confusing time for those who need to know what rules apply. Here is some useful information to keep in mind.
From 11 April 2016, it is compulsory for employers to approach Work and Income for help finding a New Zealander to fill low-skilled vacancies before they can support a migrant workers Essential Skills work visa application.
On the continuing topic of motels being approached by Work and Income for emergency housing, a very valid concern has been raised by a few members on their right to refuse guests.