Thursday, 18 December 2008

The Ninety Day Rule

As I was driving back towards Christchurch there had been initial news reports that the new Government were planning to bring in a Ninety Day rule. This was not unexpected as many of those I'd met had been talking about it as a priority. It will mean that anyone working for a small employer can be sacked for any reason - other than discrimimation - within 90 days of being employed. A retrograde and worrying step for many. As I drove to the airport I listened to a number of employers welcoming the move and justifying the right to sack people without any right to appeal. I'll be following developments..........

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