How Child Support Works

How Child Support Works

[IRD] HOW CHILD SUPPORT WORKS What is child support? Child support is money paid by parents who do not live with their children or who share care with someone else. The money is to help with the cost of raising a child. Child support is often put in place when parents...
How Child Support Works

Paid Parental Leave (employees)

[IRD] PAID PARENTAL LEAVE (EMPLOYEES) If you take time off work to care for your baby or a child who has come into your care, you may be able to get paid parental leave. To qualify you must have permanent primary responsibility for a child under 6 and be: ·         a...
How Child Support Works

(Worksafe) Fatique – what’s the problem?

[WORKSAFE] FATIGUE – WHAT’S THE PROBLEM? Many industries rely on workers being physically and mentally alert. Fatigue is a state of physical and/or mental exhaustion which reduces a person’s ability to perform work safely and effectively. How are workers...
How Child Support Works

Can your Employer Control what you do on your Phone?

CAN YOUR EMPLOYER CONTROL WHAT YOU DO ON YOUR PHONE? OPINION: How many times do you interact with your smartphone every day? If you are typical it is likely your estimate will be far less than the reality. Check it out for a day or even an hour. Today’s smartphones...
How Child Support Works

Making Your Staff Redundant?

[EMPLOYMENT NZ] MAKING STAFF REDUNDANT? IT’S IN YOUR INTEREST TO FOLLOW A PROPER PROCESS The COVID-19 situation continues to be stressful and challenging for many businesses. Some employers are feeling the pressure to adapt quickly to the new environment. Some have to...
How Child Support Works

Updating Kiwisaver Deduction Rates

[IRD] UPDATE EMPLOYEE KIWISAVER DEDUCTION RATE Your employee can ask you to change the rate you use to make deductions KiwiSaver from their pay. They cannot change it more than once every 3 months unless you agree. 1. Employee gives you a KiwiSaver deduction –...