Completing Holidays Act 2003 Remediation Calcuations

Remediation of your payroll system can seem extremely intimidating.  There is a lot involved in the process of checking payroll for Holidays Act 2003 compliance.  This information comes from the FAQ section of the Labour Inspectorate website so we thought we would share some of this here. How far back should re-calculations go? Once non-compliance with the Holidays Act 2003 is identified, the expectation of the Labour Inspectorate is that…  Read more

How do you prepare for minimum wage increases coming 1st April 2024?

As a business owner or manager, you need to be ready for the minimum wage rates increase from 1 April 2024. The details of the increase are: Adult minimum wage will go up from $22.70 to $23.15 per hour. Starting-out and training minimum wage will go up from $18.16 to $18.52 per hour. All rates are before tax and any lawful deductions, for example, PAYE tax, student loan repayment, child…  Read more

MBIE have 5 Fair Pay Agreements to bargain

MBIE have approved 5 applications from unions to start bargaining for Fair Pay Agreements (FPAs).   If a company employs people in an occupation or industry you are in which is covered by a Fair Pay Agreement where bargaining has started, there are specific actions you need to take – and now. More details are below. The industries and occupations include the following: Early childhood education industry — Public notice…  Read more

Key Provisions of the 2023 NZ Budget

This month Grant Robertson delivered his sixth Government Budget. The Government announced that Budget 2023 would prioritise addressing the cost of living and aim for a ‘no frills’ budget without unexpected tax changes. The challenge is how to decrease Government expenditure to mitigate inflationary effects, while simultaneously ensuring economic stability for New Zealanders during an unpredictable period and also effectively managing issues like health, housing, and climate change. Below is…  Read more

Disaster Recovery Grants Now Open

Applications for Cyclone Gabrielle business recovery grants are now open says David Templeton from Northland Inc. CYCLONE RECOVERY FOR BUSINESSES If you own a business in Taitokerau Northland and your cashflow has been affected as a result of Cyclone Gabrielle, you can apply for support to help you recover. Grants of between $5,000 – $40,000 are available to businesses in the Taitokerau Northland region who have been impacted by Cyclone…  Read more

Public Holiday on Monday 26th September 2022 in honor of the Queen

The government have decreed that Monday 26th September 2022 will be a public holiday to mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.  But what does that mean for you as the employer? If your staff member normally works on a Monday, then this is an ‘otherwise working day’ for them and they will be entitled to be paid for that day off and paid at their relevant daily pay (RDP)…  Read more

How much are you paying your staff for using their own vehicle?

The Inland Revenue have published the mileage rates for business use of a motor vehicle for the 2022 year. Helpful for those doing income tax returns for the 2022 year, not so helpful for those of us who reimburse employees for using their personal vehicles in the course of their employment on behalf of the business. For those reimbursing employees, you can use actual costs, IRD mileage rates, or rate…  Read more

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