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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…

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…

Must employers provide payslips?

June 11, 2012

According to the Department of Labour it is not a legal requirement for employers to provide payslips to their staff unless it is stipulated in their contacts. All employees do however have the right to view and copy the payroll data that their employer hold regarding them.

Avoid IRD’s late filing and late payment penalties

June 9, 2012

IRD is pretty tough when it comes to penalties – last year they collected $33million across the board in shortfall penalties alone.  As a business owner or manager its easy to get snowed under with work and run out of time or forget to file your Employer Monthly Schedule on time,…

Will the budget changes affect your payroll?

June 5, 2012

The answer is yes. The recently announced budget 2012 is bringing in changes that will affect most sectors and your payroll obligations as an employer are no exception.

Are your employees legally entitled to work in NZ?

June 2, 2012

New Zealand has become a melting pot of different nationalities, this diversity is fantastic and hiring an employee with international experience  can be a great asset to a company. It is however important to ensure that any foreign nationals you hire are legally permitted to work in New Zealand as…