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When references go bad

Share on email Share on facebook Share on linkedin In the recent Employment Relations Authority decision Levchenko-Scott v Presbyterian Support Central Charitable Trust [2020] NZERA 452, a significant penalty was imposed on an employer for providing a verbal reference that breached the terms of a record of settlement.   Mr Levchenko-Scott was a manager in …

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COVID-19 and vaccinations

Share on email Share on facebook Share on linkedin COVID-19 has become part of the normal language and narrative around the world. It has been with us for just over twelve months, but in that time has caused seismic changes to countries, populations, economies and families. The research sectors worked collaboratively to produce the vaccines …

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New Zealand and Scandinavia – Two ends of the world that seem well suited for co-operation

Share on email Share on facebook Share on linkedin The New Zealand Scandinavia Business Association (NZSBA) was founded 30 years ago, but the relations between the two goes back much further than that, with goods and services having been traded for over a hundred years. It is the purpose of NZSBA to continue this relationship …

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Carlos Menem: The playboy president who upset applecarts from Wall Street to Wellington

Share on email Share on facebook Share on linkedin The only Argentine President to have paid a state visit to New Zealand is Carlos Saúl Menem who died this year on Saint Valentine’s Day in Buenos Aires, aged 90. New Zealand’s exemplary bi-lateral relationship with Argentina was kick-started by Menem’s 1998 state visit which, despite …

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