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Just a question. I work In aged care. Recently i put in a complaint at work. As i was transferring a resident who is a 2 person. Anyway I put in a complaint because staff refused to help me toilet this resident. And I did it on my own as I had no choice. … read more
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My question relates to employment law and also immigration law. Our company operates in three countries in the Pacific (Aust, NZ and New Caledonia). At the beginning of this year the head office for the Pacific in Australia decided to transfer an employee to New Zealand. In one of the latest corporate presentations by the CEO, the company organisational structure was shown to all. In that presentation slide, one department structure showed the employee who had been transferred from Australia being the Senior Planner. There was never any communication from HQ at any time that our department structure had a Senior Planner role. There also was never any communication about the existance of this role. Our direct line manager was also not aware of any such role. Understandably, a few employees, including our line manager, began asking about this role. The information given by a couple of senior executives was that this role was not officially a role withing the structure. They told the team that it had been created and included in the latest organisation structure for immigration purposes. The company had decided to help the transferred employee get a visa for entry into New Zealand. As such, they had to create a senior planner role. However, this was all only for the immigration paperwork and that the individual had no operational authority pertaining to that position on a daily basis.This particular employee had stayed the maximum time in Australia on a work visa, and being from Columbia, was not eligible for further Australian Work Visa extension. So they came with the idea of creating a false position to help him get into New Zealand and eventually obtain his NZ Residency. What I would like to know is: … read more
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My daughter resigned from her job in about April/May this
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My question is: Do you think I have a case to fight salary
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In 2010 I wrote to my employer about workplace harassment by
In 2010 I wrote to my employer about workplace harassment by a junior staff member, I never heard a thing from my boss. In March 2013 I was unjustifiably targeted by my boss over a number of issues, w… read more
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My husband has started up a franchise business and so far has 4 franchisee stores (owned
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My job has been disestablished following a Functional Review.
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I was hired as a counsellor at a hospice. I was then appointed
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I have been called into the team leaders office because my
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the new staff member did not come to work on the first day
the new staff member did not come to work on the first day , because her puppy was sick, and then said she got paid for it. Then the team leader advised me the new girl will not be in for the afternoo… read more
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Currently(3 years) I am a Team Leader(female) in a Large Hardware
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Hi - I am in a restructuring at the moment. My job has disappeared,
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My mother is working in a bakery and has been verbally
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If someone has been moved to a role that previously did not
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Hi, I work for a small community Trust that opearates as an
Hi, I work for a small community Trust that opearates as an NGO. On the operational side of the Trust I have a team leader (1st time in mgmnt). He is the top of the management structure regarding oper… read more
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