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Rest and Meal Breaks for Employees

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

In May 2019 the Government  made some changes on the rest and meal break entitlements and made it so that there were minimum entitlements rather than just ‘being fair and reasonable’. The table below sets out the minimum rest and meal breaks an employee is entitled to, based on the length of an employee’s work…

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Extension to Wage Subsidy

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

Previously, to qualify for the extension it was advised that you must have experienced a minimum 50% decline in revenue in the 30 days before you apply, when compared to a similar period last year. This has now been changed to a 40% drop in revenue for a 30 day period in the 40 days…

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Recent changes to tax that might help

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

In the last few months, a number of changes have been made to help businesses during this time. For more detail on each of the below, get in touch with your DPA expert for advice. The provisional tax threshold has increased from $2,500 to $5,000. This means, if you expect to have a tax bill of less…

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DPA Wairarapa

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

We are excited to announce that Andie Henson has re-joined our team and is now the local DPA expert for Wairarapa. Andie is based in Masterton and is excited to be able to offer new clients a total business solution that DPA has become known for. Watch this space for news about DPA’s official launch…

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Contact Tracing for Business

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

A lot of you will already have some type of contact tracing in place, and with most businesses set to open on Thursday under level 2, the government has announced that Businesses must continue to keep contact tracing records of anyone who will have close interaction (workers, contractors and customers). We have found a free…

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