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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...

Planning the Perfect Christmas Party

Planning the Perfect Christmas Party

[EMPLOYMENTNZ] PLANNING THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS PARTY We’re not party planners, but these tips can help you arrange a Christmas party that is safe and enjoyable for everyone. Christmas parties are a good way for staff to unwind and to celebrate the achievements of the...

Introduction of Taxation (income tax rate & other amendments) Bill

Introduction of Taxation (income tax rate & other amendments) Bill

[IRD] INTRODUCTION OF TAXATION (INCOME TAX RATE AND OTHER AMENDMENTS) BILL The Minister of Revenue David Parker has introduced the Taxation (Income Tax Rate and Other Amendments) Bill. It contains four main measures: introducing a new top personal income tax rate of...

Rest and Meal Breaks

Rest and Meal Breaks

[EMPLOYMENTNZ] REST AND MEAL BREAKS Employees must have paid rest and unpaid meal breaks. The number and duration will depend on the hours worked. Rest breaks benefit workplaces by helping employees work safely and productively. Employees are entitled to paid rest and...

Top 5 Employment Tips for Christmas you Need to Know

Top 5 Employment Tips for Christmas you Need to Know

[EMPLOYMENTNZ] TOP FIVE EMPLOYMENT TIPS FOR CHRISTMAS YOU NEED TO KNOW These top five employment tips can help employers and employees prepare for the Christmas period. 1. A business may close down over the holiday period Businesses can have an ‘annual closedown’ for...

PAYE Records

PAYE Records

[IRD] PAYE RECORDS You must keep records of all your PAYE deductions, which include: wagebook information copies of PAYE payment information tax code declaration (IR330) forms completed by employees tax rate notification for contractors (IR330C) forms completed by...

When a Public Holidays falls within a Leave Period

When a Public Holidays falls within a Leave Period

[EMPLOYMENTNZ] WHEN A PUBLIC HOLIDAY FALLS WITHIN A LEAVE PERIOD What happens when a public holiday falls within a period of leave such as annual, sick and bereavement leave or during a business close-down period. During a business close-down period If a business has...