Struggling Business Ordered to pay a Significant Sum for a Poorly Run Dismissal

An Employee has been awarded just over $15,000 in the Employment Relations Authority after being unjustifiably dismissed by her Employer. The dismissal occurred because the business closed down, but the Employee was not paid correctly and was not given sufficient notice of the closing, or dismissal. The Employer had a valid reason for ending the [...]

August 15th, 2019|General|

Triangular Employment Relationship

You may have heard the phrase “Triangular Employment Relationship” thrown around before. This phrase does sound complicated but refers to an employment relationship, frequent in industries that require temporary workers through labour hire businesses. This relationship works by an Employer employing Employees who are contracted out to a controlling third party on a temporary basis. [...]

August 12th, 2019|General|

Major Changes to Trust Legislation in New Zealand

New Zealand’s trust law has been updated and improved for the first time in more than 60 years.  The new Trust legislation was passed on 30 July 2019 and will come into force in 18 months’ time.  The 18-month timeframe is designed to allow trustees the necessary time to ensure that the trust will be [...]

August 6th, 2019|General|

Employment Relations – 90 Day Trials, Penalties For No Employment Agreements, and Availability Hours

Penalties Applied for no Employment Agreement A part-time employee working afterschool hours each week and between university classes has succeeded in a claim against their previous employer in The Employment Relations Authority. When the employee resigned from their position, the employer failed to pay holiday pay of $640 and wages due. The employer also did [...]

July 25th, 2019|General|

2019 KiwiSaver Changes: What Are They and How Do They Affect You?

KiwiSaver has undergone some significant changes this year. These changes are going to give Kiwis more control over how much they are contributing and are designed to promote more active decisions when it comes to saving for your retirement. These changes also include more options for kiwis over the age of sixty. Let’s take a [...]

July 5th, 2019|General|

Xero Information Session – 3 July 2019

Have you ever thought there has to be any easy way to keep control of your finances? Well there is, Xero is the latest in accounting software and technology, designed to make the financial side of your business a breeze. Xero Accounting Software is the future of accounting. With millions of people using Xero worldwide [...]

June 25th, 2019|General|

Landlords Hit Again With Back Dated Residential Rental Loss Ring Fencing

There is a new proposed Tax law that you need to be aware of regarding residential losses. This proposed Tax rule is likely to be passed in parliament in June 2019, this new legislation will be backdated to 1st April 2019. What Does This New Tax Rule Involve? Starting from the 1st of April 2019 [...]

June 14th, 2019|General|

New Minimum Wage Rates

Minimum Wage Set to Rise April of 2019 The Government has officially announced that from the 1st of April 2019 the minimum wage will rise to $17.70 per hour. The starting out and training wages will also increase at this time to $14.16 per hour from the same date. The Government has also announced that [...]

March 12th, 2019|General|

HR: the benefit of a correct, fair and thorough process

Follow a correct, fair and thorough process from the outset and in doing so, mitigate the risk of losing a personal grievance claim.

November 29th, 2017|General|

Employment Compliance Crackdown

5 Key requirements to ensure minimum employment standards are met

October 27th, 2017|General|