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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...

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...