Changes to the Employment Relations Act

The following changes came into effect on December 12th, 2018 Changes to the Employment Relations Act now in effect include the following: Union representatives can now enter workplaces without consent, provided the employees are covered under, or bargaining towards, a collective agreement. Pay deductions can no longer be made for partial strikes. Businesses must now […]

2017 April Tax Updates

As is customary this time of year, new updates in relation to payroll come into place. Luckily, this year there is very little change, these are: The ACC Earner Levy Threshold increases from $122,063 to $124,053. This means that you do not need to pay ACC on earnings above $124,503, the rate remains at $1.39 […]

Pleading ignorance is no excuse when it comes to Employment Law

Another story regarding a North Shore Food Court that underpaid their staff to the tune of $164,000.  They failed to pay staff for all hours worked and for leave etc. MBEI have stated ‘ignorance of NZ employment legislation is no excuse’ and ever employer must ensure staff are paid correctly, this is another perfect reason […]

ACC wants your views

ACC is currently seeking your views on their levies etc.  Click HERE to share your views. Are you ready to have your say? Levy consultation for the 2016/17 year opens today and runs through until 5pm, Friday 30 October. Jump online, join the conversation, and let us know what you think – this is your […]

Employee Status Error costs Canterbury Student Association $15k

The University of Canterbury Students Association has been asked to repay employees after it breached their holiday pay entitlements. The students association (UCSA) was issued with an improvement notice after receiving a complaint from a former employee who claimed he had not received the correct entitlements for annual leave and sick leave. A Labour Inspectorate […]

Changes to Paid Parental Leave

Changes to Paid Parental Leave (PPL) will come into effect on April 1st, 2015. These changes extend the maximum amount payable from 14 to 16 weeks.  The changes apply to an employee or self-employed person if: The expected date of delivery of their child is on or after April 1st, 2015, but the child is […]

Minimum Wage Rate to Increase to $14.75 from April 1st, 2015

The adult minimum wage will increase from $14.25 to $14.75 an hour from April 1, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse said today. The starting out and training hourly minimum wages will also rise, by 40c to $11.80 an hour – 80 per cent of the adult minimum wage. This change will take effect […]