Emails to workmates sink ERA excessive work case

A Southland woman's emails to friends from her workplace computer indicating she was slacking on the job have rebounded to bite her. Bridgett King, a former employee of J&R Pumps Southland, which trades as Waterforce, claimed she was required to work excessive overtime in order to complete her duties. She took her case to the Employment Relations Authority, but lost after evidence she had emailed her friends from work saying she had done "bugger all work all day" and was "just [...]

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Recruitment ad’s boom good news for job hunters

The employment market is looking up if the latest job advertisiement statistics from Trademe jobs website is anything to go by. The April-June quarter shows a 27 percent on the same period last year. An analysis of over 39,000 jobs listed on Trademe Jobs between April and June found all the main centres had enjoyed year on year growth of over 20 percent, and Canterbury's listings soared 65 percent. "The pendulum is definitely swinging in favour of the job seeker again [...]

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