Covid 19: taking annual leave, employees that refuse to work, suspension and mental health

26 March 2020
One of the options being considered by employers during the lockdown is to require employees to take annual leave. However, during a Government briefing yesterday, in response to a question from a reporter, the Minister responsible for MBIE appeared to express disapproval of this practice. So, let’s take a deep dive into this issue.

Covid 19: Questions and guidance

25 March 2020
Since our Government has had to act quickly to ensure the containment of Covid 19 many issues are unclear and are being worked out as we speak. I have received a lot of questions about the subsidies being offered and other related issues, and whilst I don’t profess to have all the answers I am happy to share the guidance I have given to those who call in the hope it will assist thoughtful decision-making over the next days or weeks. I provide the caveat that, like many, I am working with the best information I have at hand and that the information available today may change tomorrow.

Covid 19: How to approach job losses

23 March 2020
The response to Covid 19 means that the majority of business, large and small, will be facing the prospect of job losses. The criteria surrounding access to Government subsidies unfortunately will mean that many will still lose their jobs. Whether you are an employer or an employee, it is important that we think laterally about how we can navigate through this crisis while trying to keep the economy intact. Here is my advice to businesses and employees

Why Engage a Coach?

16 January 2020
Michael answers some of the questions normally asked about engaging a coach

What tools do you use as a coach?

06 December 2021
Michael answers questions about what tools he uses as a coach to get to the client's desired outcome

What's the difference between coaching and lawyering?

17 January 2020
Michael explains the different techniques he uses when being a coach compared to when he is acting as a lawyer

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