Ezypay is getting behind Akimbo, will you?

 Having survived the Canterbury Earthquakes eight years ago and then the EQC Trauma that followed, everyone in Canterbury is aware of what effect these can have on your mental fitness. It is no surprise that the stats for Canterbury around depression and anxiety are so high but rather than just sit and hope it […]

Sick Leave Entitlement Internationally 

When it comes to paid sick leave entitlements, Australian employees are doing better than their counterparts in the United States. Here, sick leave is deemed a type of personal leave under the National Employment Standards and full-time employees are entitled to 10 days’ paid personal leave per year. That includes sick leave and paid carer’s […]

New staff member at Ezypay

Happy to announce that Lorraine Gardner started with us last month and will be a great addition to the team. She comes from a family of 4 and grew up in the Waikato before moving to the small town of Geraldine for a job in 2007. It was here she met her husband Woody and […]

Managing Payroll Risk

Payroll Risk are the areas within the payroll function that can either cause payroll failure or payroll errors.  A recent review byt the New Zealand Payroll Practioners Association found the following areas to be where most payroll risk comes from; The wrong payroll system has been selected in the first place for the type of […]

Difference between Australian and New Zealand Leave Entitlements and Calculations – Part 2 New Zealand

In New Zealand there is employment legislation called “Employment Relations Act 2000”, & “Holiday’s Act 2003”. The purpose of the employment relations act is to build productive employment relationships through the promotion of good faith in all aspects of the employment environment and of the employment relationship. This refers to both collective bargaining and individual […]

Difference between Australian and New Zealand Leave Entitlements and Calculations – Part 1 Australia

We are often asked what the differences are between New Zealand and our neighbours in Australia so hopefully the following helps in relation to Payroll Legilsation at least.  This post just covers Australia and a following one will outline New Zealand’s. In Australia there is employment legislation called “Fair Work Act 2009” Employees are covered […]

Kiwis will work 123 days to pay their taxes.

Did you know the average Kiwi has to work 123 days to pay their taxes. Tuesday the 3rd of May is when we start working for ourselves and not for  the Government. We compare poorly against Australia who have a Tax Freedom Day of April 19th but are leaps ahead of  Norway with their Tax […]