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Pre-Xmas encouragement for employers to re-hire

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Pre-Christmas encouragement for employers to re-hire

The Government's pre-Christmas economic package should include a 90-day grievance free period giving employers confidence to re-hire as soon as possible, says David Lowe, employment services manager for the Employers and Manufacturers Association (Northern).

"National's 90-day law proposed for small businesses with fewer than 20 employees will encourage those employers who have had to restructure or downsize to re-hire sooner rather than later.

"Employers err on the side of not hiring if they have any doubts.

"The Small Business Advisory Group reports the prospect of expensive personal grievances puts these businesses off hiring, and that is the opposite of what we need.

"People looking for work need employers to take a chance and give them a job.

"This 90-day grievance free trial law is common-place around the world, with New Zealand and Denmark being the only countries in the OECD without it."


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