22 May 2018

The Panel with Josie Pagani and Jonathan Krebs (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:05 pm on 22 May 2018

Spare a thought for poor stressed out journalists. According to a British neuroscientist Tara Swart they drink too much, are bad a managing emotions, aren't very good at suppressing bias, or solving complex problems. On top of that journalism is top of the pile of the most stressful jobs. Fortunately those in the trade ate good at handling stress. What the Panelists Josie Pagani and Jonathan Krebs want to talk about. We heard from an employer of IHC workers who says his ACC levy went up markedly after a worker had an accident. We talk to ACC lawyer Chris Patterson who says as with most insurers ACC provides preferential premiums for employers who have a good claims history. But it does not take into account who the employees are. Women working at Showgirls in Auckland and Calendar Girls in Christchurch are having to make up the time if they take sick leave, they have their pay docked if they miss a shift and often lived in cramped conditions together. Lawyer Chris Patterson explains whether a worker can be forced to make up for any sick days they take.