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Record Keeping

Record Keeping

[EMPLOYMENTNZ] RECORD KEEPING What happens if an employer doesn't keep accurate records If an employer doesn’t keep all the accurate wage and time, holiday and leave records as required by the Employment Relations Act 2000 and the Holidays Act 2003: ·         the...

Payroll Excellence Awards 2020

Payroll Excellence Awards 2020

2020 Payroll Excellence Awards Nominations open on 7 September 2020 and close on 30th October 2020. Payroll practitioners are the unsung heroes of business. They manage one of the largest costs an employer has while applying legislation, deadlines and a changing work...

Pay-As-You-Go for Fixed Term or Changing Work Patterns

Pay-As-You-Go for Fixed Term or Changing Work Patterns

[EMPLOYMENTNZ] PAY-AS-YOU-GO FOR FIXED-TERM OR CHANGING WORK PATTERNS The right to four weeks’ annual holidays per year applies to all types of employees. In limited circumstances some employees may be paid their annual holiday entitlement on a pay-as-you-go basis. In...

Pay Day

Pay Day

[EMPLOYMENTNZ] PAY DAY When and how often an employee is paid (eg weekly, fortnightly, monthly) varies between workplaces and will often be in employment agreements or workplace policies. To make sure your first pay is paid on time, you need to give your employer all...

Access to Personal Information

Access to Personal Information

[PRIVACY COMMISSIONER] GIVE PEOPLE ACCESS TO THEIR PERSONAL INFORMATION People have a right to access the personal information you hold about them. You should keep personal information in a way that is easily retrievable so you can: 1.     confirm that you hold a...

Holiday & Leave Entitlements After Termination & Rehire

Holiday & Leave Entitlements After Termination & Rehire

[EMPLOYMENTNZ] HOLIDAYS AND LEAVE ENTITLEMENTS AFTER TERMINATION AND THEN REHIRE If an employer dismisses an employee (for any reason) and then rehires them within one month, the employee’s employment is generally treated as being continuous for calculating sick...

Leave Without Pay

Leave Without Pay

[EMPLOYMENTNZ] LEAVE WITHOUT PAY An employee can take leave without pay if their employer agrees. The agreement should be recorded in writing. Leave without pay is when an employer allows an employee time off work when they would otherwise be working, but doesn’t pay...

General Election Voting Leave

General Election Voting Leave

[EMPLOYMENTNZ] GENERAL ELECTION VOTING LEAVE Leave to vote in general elections or by-elections. Your employer must give you time off to vote in general (parliamentary) elections on polling day if: ·         you are (or are qualified to be) registered as an elector of...

How Child Support Works

How Child Support Works

[IRD] HOW CHILD SUPPORT WORKS What is child support? Child support is money paid by parents who do not live with their children or who share care with someone else. The money is to help with the cost of raising a child. Child support is often put in place when parents...

Paid Parental Leave (employees)

Paid Parental Leave (employees)

[IRD] PAID PARENTAL LEAVE (EMPLOYEES) If you take time off work to care for your baby or a child who has come into your care, you may be able to get paid parental leave. To qualify you must have permanent primary responsibility for a child under 6 and be: ·         a...