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How are you checking your pay rates?

August 26th 2022


Several news articles have appeared in the past months about wages hikes and why now is a great time to people to ask for a pay rise.At a surface level the...

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Restraints of Trade - Are they Worth It?

June 16th 2022


In early February the topic of Restraints of Trade (RoT) came under the media spotlight.  A well-known TV personality, Tova O’Brien announced she was leavi...

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When did you last review what your staff can spend on?

March 17th 2022


In the last 2 years we have seen an increase in unauthorised spending and fraud at work so it is timely to look at who you let spend company money and how....

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Covid-19 Isolation Requirements – Are you business ready?

February 14th 2022


The numbers of those self-isolating because they are a close contact of a Covid-19 positive case is on the increase.  So is the number of people having to ...

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Wage Inflation - What do we know?

February 14th 2022


The Government announced last week that it was lifting minimum wage by 6% from 1 April to $21.20 per hour. This comes on the back of announcements that CPI...

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Covid-19 - Financial Support for Business

February 14th 2022


The Government is continuing to provide financial support to businesses and have made some useful flowcharts available.  The current schemes are: Short-ter...

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What we are keeping an eye on....

February 11th 2022


The Government has set a significant agenda for 2022 on the employment front in addition to its Covid-19 challenges.  What we know so far is; The Te Kāhui ...

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Booster doses against Covid-19 have now been mandated for some workers over 18

January 25th 2022


An Amendment Order came into effect midnight Sunday, 23rd January to require booster doses against Covid-19 for certain workers over 18.  This first mandat...

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Xmas Closedowns & Public Holidays 2021

December 6th 2021


It's hard to believe we are in the 2nd week of December already.  This years closedowns and public holidays need a bit more planning than in other years an...

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End of Year Parties – how does the Covid-19 Protection Framework impact this?

December 3rd 2021


At our webinars last week this was hot topic!The Covid-19 Protection Framework is in force from today and this could impact your staff who do not hold a Va...

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Covid-19 - Time to Stop & Think

November 18th 2021


The Covid-19 Protection Framework is nearly here - how well prepared are you and your business? Check out our latest update by Greg Millard, Employment Rel...

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Delta - Assessing the Risks & Vaccination Requirements

November 1st 2021


Check out our lasted vlog where we look at vaccination requirements for staff and how to prepare and plan for potential interruption as Delta continues to ...

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Contractor or Employee - has the relationship changed?

September 10th 2021


A recent Employment Court decision found that a ‘contract’ builder was in fact an employee. This was after an earlier cases where a self employer courier d...

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Can you require your staff to be vaccinated against Covid-19?

September 10th 2021


As the Delta strain hit the shores of NZ this question is getting asked more often.The current guidance is that where there is a high risk of contracting a...

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Covid-19 Support for Employers - New Video's Available

August 25th 2021


In todays update are links to videos with practical information for Employers about support available and what to be preparing and planning for before maki...

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Covid-19 Lockdown – Can an employee’s pay be reduced or cut?

August 19th 2021


Potentially - but there are some major considerations!What we have learned as an outcome to Covid-19 case law from the last year is that the essentials of ...

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Covid-19 Vaccinations – Information for Employers

August 12th 2021


The vaccination roll-out programme is well underway here in New Zealand.  Anyone over 16 now able to register for a booking where they are not already vacc...

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Sick Leave Entitlements

August 4th 2021


The Holidays (Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment Act 2021 has been in place since 24th July, 2021.This Act increased entitlements from 5 days per annum after...

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Latest Work Visa Announcements

July 20th 2021


Immigration have made further announcements about work visa processes. This includes increasing maximum duration of some visas, temporarily removing some p...

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Legislation Changes to Sick Leave Entitlements

May 26th 2021


The Holidays (Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment Act 2021 received royal assent on 24th May, 2021. This amendment increases the entitlement to sick leave fro...

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