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When Public Holidays fall on Saturday or Sunday

When Public Holidays fall on Saturday or Sunday

PUBLIC HOLIDAY FALLS ON SATURDAY How to work out pay and holiday entitlements for a calendar date public holiday falling on a Saturday. Examples: Christmas falls on Saturday – employee normally works Saturday Sarah has a part-time job at a service station. She...

Employment NZ – Cutting Back or Increasing Hours

Employment NZ – Cutting Back or Increasing Hours

[EMPLOYMENT NZ] CUTTING BACK OR INCREASING HOURS If an employment agreement has the employee's hours of work, then an employer can’t change them without the employee's agreement. If the employment agreement says that an employer can change the hours of work, the...

Employment NZ – Hours of Work

Employment NZ – Hours of Work

[EMPLOYMENT NZ] HOURS OF WORK An employee’s hours of work must be agreed to by the employer and employee in a written employment agreement. Any agreed hours of work or an indication of the arrangements relating to the times the employee is to work must be in the...

COVID-19 Vaccination Status and Privacy Rights

COVID-19 Vaccination Status and Privacy Rights

[PRIVACY COMMISSIONER] THE COVID-19 VACCINATION AND PRIVACY RIGHTS A person’s vaccination status is personal information and so falls under the protections laid out in the Privacy Act 2020. However, as we have outlined previously, there are limited situations where an...

Public Holidays upon Termination

Public Holidays upon Termination

[EMPLOYMENTNZ] PUBLIC HOLIDAYS PAID ON TERMINATION There is a rule that means employees are sometimes entitled to be paid for public holidays that fall after their employment has ended (ie after their termination date). This can happen if the employee has unused...

2021 Payroll Awards

2021 Payroll Awards

2021 PAYROLL EXCELLENCE AWARDS Nominations open on 27 September 2021 and close on 25th October 2021. Please note: you must provide a fully completed nomination to be entered into NZPPA awards. Payroll practitioners are the unsung heroes of business. They manage one of...

Contact Tracing – Manual Sign in Sheets

Contact Tracing – Manual Sign in Sheets

[PRIVACY COMMISSIONER] PRIVACY COMMISSIONER WARNS AGAINST PAPER-BASED CONTACT TRACING REGISTERS Privacy Commissioner John Edwards is concerned that people are gaining access to personal information from paper-based contact tracing registers and using it in ways that...

Family Violence Leave

Family Violence Leave

FAMILY VIOLENCE LEAVE – PAYROLL NEEDS TO BE READY IN THESE TOUGH TIMES Author: David Jenkins, NZPPA CEO Having seen a number of media reports on the increase in family violence from lockdown during these worrying times that we live in it is important for payroll to be...

COVID-19 August 2021

COVID-19 August 2021

COVID-19 August 2021   It is the last thing any of us wanted, but we find ourselves in this unfortunate lock down again. There are several options available to businesses, but there are slight differences from before.   Wage Subsidy:   You can apply for a...

Jury Service

Jury Service

[EMPLOYMENTNZ] JURY SERVICE Jury service is administered by the Ministry of Justice. If an employee has been summoned for jury service they can get more information about this from the Ministry of Justice. Employer obligations Employees who have been called up for...