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Payroll Pain Relievers

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Payroll Pain Relievers With New Zealand ranking as one of the most complex payroll environments in the world, it’s no wonder many Kiwi employers choose to offload payroll headaches to bookkeepers, accountants, or payroll intermediaries. This trend is picking up steam: with Inland Revenue’s “Payday Filing” scheme kicking off 1 April 2019, instead of reporting…

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Rangatira Point Block Incorporation

Monday, April 24th, 2017

2019 Education Grant applications are now open. Download the Education Grant Application form here. Download the Education Grant Policy for more information here. Closing date for applications is the last working day preceeding 31 March of each year.

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Employment Relations Act 2018

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

The Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018 has introduced employment law changes. Key changes include: reinstating prescribed meal and rest breaks strengthening collective bargaining and union rights restoring protections for vulnerable workers, such as those in the cleaning and catering industries, regardless of the size of their employer limiting 90-day trials to business with fewer than…

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Increase to Minimum Wage

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

The New Zealand Government has announced that it will increase the Minimum Wage to $17.70 per hour.  This is an increase of $1.20 per hour, the biggest increase in this government’s history, and will come into effect on 1 April 2019. You can read more about the Minimum Wage and other employment topics here.

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Holiday’s Act Nightmare

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

It’s time businesses took a hard look at the job of their often low-paid and overwhelmed payroll staff, says a top employment lawyer, as New Zealand continues to grapple with the nightmare of historical holiday leave underpayments. Ernst Young (EY) Law employment law leader Christie Hall said businesses need to rethink payroll office function with…

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