Tax Rate Changes for 2017 – If you are paying contractors or working as a contractor

June 26, 2017

Budget policy changes came into force on 1 April 2017 that will affect you if you are a contractor, or if you employ contractors.  The following are now in place and you may need to make some changes to the way you are doing things. Pay or receive schedular payments?…

Employed in ‘Good Faith’ – How to build an employment contract

September 27, 2016

How to build an employment contract to establish a ‘good faith’ relationship with your employees. The Employment Relations Act of 2000 and its subsequent amendment (2014), have made recruitment and hiring for employers and employees a better process than in the past. As with all legislation, it has needed tweaking…

Deductions from employee’s wages, is it legal ?

July 18, 2016

There may be times where an employer wants to make deductions from an employee’s wages. Reasons for this could include equipment that has not been returned, an employee that has not turned up for work and those hours had already been included in his pay, or an employee that does…

The challenge finding the best recruits when you’re small – Tania Howard – TalentSeed

March 21, 2016

The challenge finding the best recruits when you’re small This year I observed the usual trend of people handing in their notice January and February pushing recruitment into overdrive. But for the first time since the GFC I’ve seen substantially fewer applications for roles, across the board. Competition for great…

Mondayising and Payroll for 2016

January 18, 2016

For 2016, Waitangi Day and Christmas Day are the only two public holidays that fall on a weekend and will be ‘observed’ on a Monday. This is  known as Mondayising. The chart below is an easy reference for an employer to see Mondayisation in action and work out what this…

Advantages of outsourcing your payroll

November 29, 2012

Business owners and managers are starting to realise that it makes commercial sense to contract our some of their business processes. Payroll is an area of most businesses that is ideally suited to this because it is an area that most businesses struggle with and can usually be more efficiently…

Cashing in holiday leave

November 28, 2012

As we are getting closer to Chrsitmas, money (or lack of it!) is unfortunately a topic on many peoples minds. It can be difficult to juggle all the expenses like Christmas presents and family holidays so many employees are deciding to cash in their holiday leave to get more dollars…

Holidays and other leave Entitlements

August 15, 2012

It is the employers responsibility to keep track of all staffs holidays and other leave entitlements. This proves a challenge form some employers many of whom use manual diary systems or struggle with complicated payroll software.

Tax Toolbox – Great App!

June 15, 2012

Just wanted to share a great App I downloaded today for my iPhone – the Taxtoolbox. It calculatates New Zealand GST, income tax etc but what I really like is the PAYE calculator.

Outsource payroll

January 12, 2016

  Professional and reliable payroll outsourcing services from Oxford helping companies across the UK Clients count on Fergus Neilson to first and foremost ensure that their staff are all paid on time every time, the correct amount due to them, minus or plus the correct additions and deductions, of which there are…