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Pet owners hoping for 'pawternity leave'

A business overseas is offering it, so why isn't it happening here?


London restaurant apologises over 'don't be sick' notice

The roster warned employees there could be disciplinary action for calling in sick.


Facebook accused of encouraging ageism

Employers have been placing job ads on Facebook excluding older workers, it has been claimed.


Official briefings paint bleak picture of NZ's working poor

Despite record levels of employment, some people are being left behind.

Promoting women could be hugely beneficial for the economy.

Women could boost economy by $881m - report

Promoting women into leadership roles could be hugely beneficial.


Australia opens first ever egg-freezing clinic

Some companies may offer egg freezing as a perk to keep working.

Businessman shouting through bullhorn at co-workers

Over half of Kiwis leave their jobs because of a bad boss

A recruitment company says 51 percent of workers leave jobs to get away from a manager.

Luhama Niu, who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, was employed by Z Energy this year.

Concern over high unemployment rate for Kiwis with disabilities

Forty-two percent of young disabled Kiwis are out of employment, education or training.


Job fair in Dunedin for sacked Cadbury workers

230 employees of the Cadbury factory will be unemployed by Christmas.

Fathers, Baby

Why new Kiwi fathers fear taking parental leave - study

It suggests an imbalance in the workplace between men and women.

Robots - will they take your job?

The robotic revolution?

Are robots coming for our jobs?

One bright spot was the better-than-expected rise in average wages.

US employment down for first time in 7 years

The decline could snap this week's record-setting run for the Dow Jones and Nasdaq.

The Page Corner in Kingsland

Auckland café failed to pay workers minimum wage

The migrant workers were also denied contracts and correct holiday pay, the Employment Relations Authority ruled.

Robbie Rietbroek, chief executive of PepsiCo for Australia and New Zealand.

Why this Pepsi boss has a 'leave loudly' policy

The chief executive wants to encourage flexible working hours.

An Asian customer noticed the receipt read "Ching Chong" instead of her name.

NYC restaurant fires server who put racist slur on receipt

An Asian customer noticed the receipt read "Ching Chong" instead of her name.

Prison abolitionist group No Pride in Prisons.

Prisons a 'warehouse for the poor'

An anti-prison lobby group says the Government is protecting the "privileged" by throwing the poor behind bars.

Mark Cropp got his facial tattoo while drunk in prison.

Mark Cropp to keep 'DEVAST8' facial tattoo

After just one free laser removal session, the ex-inmate has changed his mind.

Workplace absences are down from last year but stress levels are up.

Pulling sickies costs country $1.5b

6.6 million working days are also lost according to the latest survey.

Iain Lees-Galloway  said National have failed to engage on the immigration debate.

Migrants' wages no proxy for skills - Labour

Labour says using migrants' wages as a proxy for skills is a "poor policy".

Mark Cropp got his facial tattoo while in prison.

Ex-inmate with 'DEVAST8' facial tattoo accepts job offer

After a public plea for employment, Mark Cropp had 45 jobs to choose from.