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Minimum Wage Changes April 2021 – part 2

Minimum Wage Changes April 2021 – part 2

MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE 1ST APRIL 2021 On the 1st April 2021 the minimum wage will increase to the following: ·         Adult: $20.00 ·         Starting out minimum wage: $16.00 ·         Training: $16.00 A common question we get asked at NZPPA on the change is: Q: The...

Minimum Wage Changes April 2021

Minimum Wage Changes April 2021

[EMPLOYMENTNZ] MINIMUM WAGE IS INCREASING ON 1 APRIL. ARE YOU READY? As a business owner or manager, you need to be ready for the increase in minimum wage rates from Thursday, 1 April 2021. If you have not yet talked to your accountant, payroll provider or your...

Payroll Giving

Payroll Giving

[IRD] PAYROLL GIVING The employer's role As an employer you are responsible for: ·         deducting the requested donation amount from your employee's salary or wage ·         calculating the correct tax credits for each payroll donation made ·         recording the...

COVID-19 Vaccine:  Employer Obligations

COVID-19 Vaccine: Employer Obligations

COVID-19 VACCINE: EMPLOYER OBLIGATIONS Recognising the critical role that our border workforce play in keeping us safe, you will have seen that the government has announced that the Ministry of Health will be rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine to border workers and...

WINZ – Paying Your Staff the COVID-19 Short-term Absence Payment

WINZ – Paying Your Staff the COVID-19 Short-term Absence Payment

[WINZ] PAYING YOUR STAFF THE COVID-19 SHORT-TERM ABSENCE PAYMENT How to pay the COVID-19 Short-Term Absence Payment to your workers, and manage GST and tax around this. Paying wages to staff Where your employee has an entitlement to be paid as per their employment...

Requirement for Medical Examination

Requirement for Medical Examination

[EMPLOYMENTNZ] REQUIREMENT FOR MEDICAL EXAMINATION In some situations, employees may be required to have a medical examination or be suspended from the workplace. An employer cannot force an employee to have a medical examination. However, if an employer has good...

What Giving Ten Days Sick Leave Means for Payroll

What Giving Ten Days Sick Leave Means for Payroll

    WHAT GIVING TEN DAYS SICK LEAVE MEANS FOR PAYROLL Author: David Jenkins, NZPPA CEO The government has introduced the Holidays (Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment Bill and has stated it will go through the full select committee process before becoming law...

Increasing the minimum Sick Leave Entitlement

Increasing the minimum Sick Leave Entitlement

  [MBIE] INCREASING THE MINIMUM SICK LEAVE ENTITLEMENT A Bill to increase employees’ minimum entitlement to sick leave from five days to 10 days per year will be introduced to Parliament. About the proposed changes Under the Holidays Act 2003, employees are...

Transferring a Public Holiday by Agreement

Transferring a Public Holiday by Agreement

  [EMPLOYMENTNZ] TRANSFERRING A PUBLIC HOLIDAY BY AGREEMENT An employer and employee may agree that an entire public holiday will be observed on another day for the employee. Transferring part of a public holiday Employees working shifts that span two days can...