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’ […]

Common Immigration questions

The following is an article produced by Duncan Cotterill.  The original post can be found HERE. Immigration law FAQs Wednesday, September 8, 2021 Our immigration team has compiled a selection of frequently asked questions and answers, which may be useful for businesses with immigration questions. These are hypothetical scenarios, and the advice is, of course, […]

Coronavirus and Leave options

Well it is a trending topic at the moment so just an update on our situation and options should an employee contract the virus. Firstly, about four years ago we moved all our systems into the cloud as part of our Business Continuity Plan, this was after successfully coming through the Earthquakes in 2011 uninterrupted. […]

Harvey Polglase has decided to retire

Harvey has been our longest serving employee and has been with us from June 2006.  So after 13 years he has decided it is time to call it a day and spend more time at home with his wife, Caroline and his bees. We all will miss his enthusism and dedication but wish him a […]

Employment Cost Calculator

The Ministry of Business has just released a useful calculator that lets you see an estimate of the total cost of hiring staff.  It includes all the Add-On costs that are often forgotten such as Employer’s Kiwisaver, ACC and Recruitment costs.  It can be structured by Industry (limited scope) but is a useful tool to […]

Division over KiwiSavers future

It must be election time what with all the discussion that is happening over Kiwisaver at the moment.  Each party says they know best but in my view, the best and easiest thing that they could all do to Kiwisaver, is make the Employer’s Contributions tax-free again. Currently the Employer’s Contributions are taxed at the […]