24

Mar

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…

30

Sep

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…

27

Sep

A farming trust was ordered to pay a minimum of $87,000 for not complying with Employment Legislation. They failed to keep proper timesheets, ensure staff were paid at least the minimum wage, all staff had an Employment Contract and failed to correctly account for working on Public Holidays. You can read the full article HERE!

21

Sep

On April 1st, 2016 the Employment Standards Bill came into force and one of the changes was around Timesheets.  The change was not new but more reinforcing and consolidating requirements in existence in other legislation.  The main point is that Employers MUST keep daily Timesheets for all waged based employees and any all salary based…

07

Oct

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…

11

Jun

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…

11

Mar

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…

27

Feb

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…

22

Dec

An insulation company has no authority to demand wages from a greiving worker who failed to give two weeks’ notice he was leaving the company because of the sudden death of his father, the Employment Relations Authority says. Warm Kiwi International also sought wages paid to Alan Dowd for hours he worked away from approved…

22

Dec

Agriculture, forestry and fishing are among the biggest offenders against two pieces of legislation designed to protect workers from being ripped off by their bosses. The sector topped a table of 19 industries for the number of complaints to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment relating to the Minimum Wage Act, and came second…