Employment New Zealand Newsletter

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 […]

Everyday payroll questions, how many can you answer?

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’ […]

Answers for bosses around uneasy vaccination questions

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 […]

Stop with the nonsense: Just tell the truth about why you won’t get a COVID vaccination – from USA TODAY

Stop with the nonsense: Just tell the truth about why you won’t get a COVID vaccination The most honest statement for anyone still resisting a vaccine is, “I don’t want to” and that’s it. Check out this story on usatoday.com: https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/09/14/covid-vaccines-just-tell-the-truth-about-why-you-arent-vaccinated-nicki-minaj/8333968002/

Covid19 – Information from IRD re Tax Implications of the Wage Subsidy

Your COVID-19 questions Please ensure you keep up to date with clarification about the changes we are implementing to respond to the COVID-19 event please review all information here  Large employers with questions about accessing the wage subsidy should visit: https://www.workandincome.govt.nz/products/a-z-benefits/covid-19-largeemployers.html Wage and Leave Subsidies   Inland Revenue would strongly encourage employers to pass the wage […]