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Benefit Allowances (accommodation, meals or clothing)

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Benefit allowances are payments made to employees in addition to salary or wages, such as accommodation, meal or clothing allowances. Benefit allowances also include accommodation, meals or clothing allowances when provided to the employee. How to tax a benefit allowance The taxable value of the benefit (the difference between market value and the amount paid…

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Do’s and Don’ts with trial employment periods

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Your trial period checklist 1.Ensure the trial period clause meets legislative requirements: That the trial is for the specified period is not exceeding 90 days starting at the commencement of employment; That during the trial, the employee can be dismissed; That, if dismissed, the employee cannot bring a personal grievance or other legal proceedings in…

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Employee Agreements

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Do you have a new employee? As from 1 July 2011 every employee must have a written employment agreement. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (formerly the Department of Labour) have an Employment Agreement on their website, It gives you the latest clauses that your employment agreement must have, and some that you would…

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Mondayisation

Monday, April 24th, 2017

How this affects business and employees. This year ANZAC Day falls on Saturday 25 April. For this first time ever, following legislation changes, ANZAC day will be Mondayised so the holiday may be transferred to Monday for some employees. The official ANZAC Day commemorations will remain on Saturday 25 April. Trading restrictions will remain on…

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Reporting Requirements for Charities

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Are you up to date with the reporting standards? New reporting standards for Registered Charities came into effect 1 April 2015. In a newsletter sent from the General Manager for the Charity Services at Internal Affiars, Lesa Kalapu, it states: “A key part of this information is being open and transparent about where your income…

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