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Pay As You Go for Fixed Term or Changing Work Patterns – part 2

Pay As You Go for Fixed Term or Changing Work Patterns – part 2

[EMPLOYMENTNZ] PAY-AS-YOU-GO FOR FIXED-TERM OR CHANGING WORK PATTERNS – PART 2 Irregular or changing work patterns Don’t assume that just because an employee is employed on a ‘casual’ employment agreement they will automatically qualify for annual holiday pay on a...

Kiwisaver Penalites

Kiwisaver Penalites

[IRD] KIWISAVER PENALTIES IRD will work with you to help you meet your KiwiSaver obligations. When something does go wrong, for example you do not deduct KiwiSaver contributions for an employee, IRD will send you a reminder. This will be followed by a notice to warn...

Pay As You Go for Fixed Term or Changing Work Patterns – part 1

Pay As You Go for Fixed Term or Changing Work Patterns – part 1

[EMPLOYMENTNZ] PAY-AS-YOU-GO FOR FIXED-TERM OR CHANGING WORK PATTERNS – PART 1 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...

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...

Kiwisaver Employer Contributions

Kiwisaver Employer Contributions

  Kiwisaver – Employer Contributions   All Kiwisaver members making a contribution from their pay (3%, 4%, 6%, 8% or 10%) will have a minimum of 3% employer contributions paid as well.   The employer contributions paid to a superannuation fund for the...

Sick Leave Entitlement to Increase to 10 Days

Sick Leave Entitlement to Increase to 10 Days

ENTITLEMENT TO INCREASE TO 10 DAYS Parliament has passed the Holidays (Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment Bill to increase the minimum employee sick leave entitlement from 5 days to 10 days per year. [EMPLOYMENTNZ] MINIMUM SICK LEAVE ENTITLEMENT TO INCREASE TO 10 DAYS...

Employment NZ – Retirement

Employment NZ – Retirement

[EMPLOYMENTNZ] RETIREMENT An employer cannot force an employee to retire except in very limited circumstances. In employment law, there is no set age for retirement. The common age for retirement is 65, as this is the superannuation qualification age. The retirement...

Casual Employees

Casual Employees

[EMPLOYMENTNZ] CASUAL EMPLOYEES ‘Casual employee’ isn’t defined in employment legislation, but the term is usually used to refer to a situation where the employee has no guaranteed hours of work, no regular pattern of work, and no ongoing expectation of employment....

Mileage Rates 2020-2021 Year

Mileage Rates 2020-2021 Year

[IRD] OPERATIONAL STATEMENT: KILOMETRE RATES FOR THE BUSINESS USE OF VEHICLES FOR THE 2021 INCOME YEAR Released by IRD on the 27 May 2021 The table of rates for the 2019/2020 income year for motor vehicle expenditure claims. In accordance with s DE 12(4) the...

Garden Leave

Garden Leave

[EMPLOYMENTNZ] GARDEN LEAVE Is not referred to in employment legislation but is a term sometimes used to describe a period when an employee retains their employment, receives full pay but does not report to work. Garden leave can be useful when both the employee and...