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...
Rest and Meal Breaks

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...
Rest and Meal Breaks

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...
Rest and Meal Breaks

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...
Rest and Meal Breaks

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...
Rest and Meal Breaks

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...