Key dumps laptop and mobile phone tax

NZ Prime Minister John Key has sounded the death knell for a proposed tax on employer-provided laptops and mobile phones just a day after Cabinet scrapped the proposed fringe benefit tax on car parks. "There is virtually no chance of it going ahead," Key said of the laptop and cellphone tax on his way into Parliament today. "At the end of the day they are a nice idea when it comes to tax policy and a pain in the neck for [...]

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Reading confidential docs on plane raises workplace issues

The current controversy over an insurance company employee who pulled out confidential documents about restructuring and redundancies and started reading them in full view of passengers has raised serious issues about working in transit. A passenger on the flight, Frank van der Zwaag said he was on the Auckland to Wellington flight last Wednesday evening when a woman sitting near him pulled out a stack of papers marked "private and confidential". She was wearing a badge marked "AMP", and her [...]

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