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Attitudes towards workplace bullying are what they were
towards domestic violence 30 years ago, says Culture Safe New Zealand director
A Powerco staff member has been stood down and the police called in after $700,000 was found missing. On Tuesday, police met with representatives of the Taranaki-based electricity and gas distributor to gather more information about the suspected theft.
Powerco chief financial officer Dennis Martin said the fraud was picked up after a number of anomalies in its procurement and financial processes were detected. An internal investigation was then carried out, he said.
The pay gap in the UK between men and women with higher level qualifications has not changed for 20 years, despite numerous government initiatives. Women with degrees still earn 20 per cent less per hour than men with degrees and women with A levels earn 25 per cent less than similarly qualified men.
retailers may be breaching the Fair Trading Act by not disclosing all their
fees upfront, one lawyer says. Stuff is investigating retailers who use
"drip pricing" - adding on unavoidable charges to their advertised
price, once people have opted to buy a
The charity says it supported 1,805 people from April 2015 to March 2016.By comparison, it had 378 referrals between July 2011 and June 2012 - its first year of operating the government contract to support victims.The Home Office said the rise was a sign that efforts to highlight modern slavery were working.
Consumers are being misled over New Zealand-made manuka honey, and purchasing it at vastly inflated prices, according to the latest swipe from the British media.
Reports from the United Kingdom claim that New Zealand honey growers are still committing "The Great Manuka Honey Swindle", potentially damaging one of the industry's most lucrative export markets.
New mothers are facing increasing discrimination when they take maternity leave including being made redundant and switched to zero-hours contracts.
Citizens Advice has recorded a nearly 60% rise in the number of women seeking advice about maternity leave issues this year. Just over 3,300 came to the charity with such issues in the year to June compared to 2,099 last year.
Accountants, lawyers and consultants whose multibillion pound industry provides advice on how to aggressively avoid tax could face large financial penalties under government proposals. Plans set out in a consultation document released on Wednesday will suggest that tax advisers whose schemes are defeated in the courts might pay a fine of up to 100% of the money lost to the taxpayer.
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