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Medical Incapacity

Medical Incapacity

[EMPLOYMENTNZ] MEDICAL INCAPACITY When an employee is no longer able to do their job due to illness or injury, it can be a challenging time for both employees and employers. In these situations employees are often feeling vulnerable and stressed, worried about not...

Cashing up Annual Holidays

Cashing up Annual Holidays

[EMPLOYMENTNZ] CASHING-UP ANNUAL HOLIDAYS Employees can ask to cash-up up to one week of their four weeks’ minimum entitlement to annual holidays each year. Employees can ask their employer to pay out in cash, up to one week of their four weeks’ minimum entitlement to...

How ACC calculate employee payments

How ACC calculate employee payments

[ACC] HOW ACC CALCULATE EMPLOYEE PAYMENTS In the first four weeks of your incapacity ACC calculate how much ACC will pay based on the employee’s earnings in the four weeks before the employee injury prevented them from being able to work. After the first four weeks of...

Pay Day & Period Covered

Pay Day & Period Covered

[EMPLOYMENTNZ] PAY DAY AND PERIOD COVERED 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...

Sick Leave & ACC Payments

Sick Leave & ACC Payments

[EMPLOYMENTNZ] SICK LEAVE AND ACC PAYMENTS What an employee is entitled to if they have an accident or injury that is covered by ACC. If an employee has an accident or injury covered by the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) scheme, the following apply: If an...

Major Changes for Payroll on its Way

Major Changes for Payroll on its Way

MAJOR CHANGES FOR PAYROLL ON ITS WAY Based on the present results of the election and even if Labour needs to have the Greens to govern these are the two parties that want to change employment law and tax that will impact on the work, we do in payroll. Labour...

Good Faith

Good Faith

[EMPLOYMENTNZ] GOOD FAITH Employees, employers and unions are obliged to deal with each other at all times in good faith. Every action taken by an employer and an employee must be done in good faith. Good faith includes the following three elements: ·         Parties...

Medical Incapacity

Medical Incapacity

[EMPLOYMENTNZ] MEDICAL INCAPACITY When an employee is no longer able to do their job due to illness or injury, it can be a challenging time for both employees and employers. In these situations employees are often feeling vulnerable and stressed, worried about not...

Retirement

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...

Kiwisaver for Employees with Special Circumstances

Kiwisaver for Employees with Special Circumstances

[IRD] KIWISAVER FOR EMPLOYEES WITH SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES KiwiSaver deductions and employer contributions may change depending on your employee’s situation. Employees aged 60 years or over There's a withdrawal rule for employees who joined KiwiSaver before 1 July 2019....