Authority examines validity of sickness certificate

An employer was ordered to pay an employee wage arrears for four days’ sick leave taken in March 2014 despite the fact the employee only produced vague medical certificates to justify the leave in April 2014. The employee took off two Fridays and two Mondays and did not provide a medical certificate for either of…

Cabinet approves sleepovers agreement

12 September 2011, Tony Ryall The Government will contribute $90m towards phasing in the minimum wage for disability support workers on overnight sleepover shifts. Health Minister Tony Ryall says: “Cabinet this morning agreed to provide $90 million towards phasing in minimum wage rates by July 2013, and $27.5 million towards the back pay liabilities of…