We thought we would try something new here and see if we can help more people understand NZ Payroll Legislation, so if you have a question then feel free to ask but please don’t mention any Company names in your queries and we accept no liability for our responses.
The following are the changes taking place from April 1st, 2022. These will kick in on the first pay ‘paid’ in April. ACC EARNER LEVY – The ACC Earner (employee) Levy Rate increases from $1.39 to $1.46 per $100 of earnings. Employees will see a small increase in their taxes and a small decrease in […]
Welcome to the Employment New Zealand newsletter. Here you will find the latest news and information about employment rights and responsibilities. Some workers need to have their first vaccine by Friday 3 December Workers covered by the My Vaccine Pass mandate need to have their first dose by 3 December and be fully vaccinated […]
Can an employer decide not to provide the opportunity to cash up Annual Leave to employees? If an employee has annual, sick and alternative leave on Termination, which one(s) must be paid out? Do you have to pay an employee if they are on Jury Service? What period of gross earnings is the ‘extra pay’ […]
“It’s unwise to pay too much, but it’s worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money – that’s all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of […]
If you’ve ever had an issue at work (lol, so all of us), reaching out to human resources was likely not on your list of next steps. We’re all too familiar with the narrative that HR is not to be trusted and is there to protect the company… …or so we thought. In a recent […]
The last point does seem to be true of Local and Central Government appointments. A great book to read about this is called Parkinson’s Law.
Employer attention is increasingly focused on how to deal with the jab-reluctant in the workplace. Here are comprehensive answers to common questions… By Marie Wisker, Geoff Carter & Vonda Engels* As Covid-19 vaccination roll-out moves up a gear, employers are grappling with ways of dealing with the jab-reluctant in the workplace. The Government, through the […]
Daylight Saving will take place this Sunday when the clocks move forward one hour – (springforward, or fallback in Autumn). Our timezone, the daylight saving dates and the rules around what happens if you are working when the clocks change are governed by 2 pieces of legislation. Time Act The Time Act 1974 defines New […]
Most people understand that the agreed hourly rate or salary paid to an employee is just the start when it comes to determining the actual cost. As you start adding in leave entitlements, Kiwisaver, training, ACC etc, the costs start going up and up. It’s really important to know the real cost of employing staff, […]