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Category: Payroll

Public Holidays

Entitlements Employees are entitled to a paid day off on a public holiday, if they would have worked on that day if it wasn’t a public holiday (i.e. the public holiday falls on an ‘otherwise working day’ for the employee). There are 11 public holidays. The public holidays are: Christmas and New Year: Christmas Day… Read more »

Jeanikka Brillo 29 November, 2019 Payroll, Tips & Advice     SHARE:

Final Pay Entitlements

Payment for Leave and Holidays in Final Pay Employees who are leaving their employment for any reason (e.g. by resignation, retirement, redundancy, dismissal or completion of fixed term) usually get their final wages and holiday pay on their last day of work, but may be paid it in their pay for the final period of… Read more »

Jeanikka Brillo 9 July, 2019 Payroll, Tips & Advice     SHARE:

Public holidays over Christmas and New Year

There are 4 public holidays over Christmas and New Year. Christmas Day (25 December) Boxing Day (26 December) New Year’s Day (1 January) 2 January. These public holidays are observed on the actual day when they fall on a weekday. If you would like to know more or have any other queries relating to Payroll… Read more »

Natalya Levada 8 December, 2018 Payroll, Tips & Advice     SHARE:

Payday Filing in a nutshell

Payday filing is coming, and you need to be ready What you need to know about switching to payday filing From 1 April 2019 employers must: File employment information every payday instead of an Employer monthly schedule (IR348). Provide new and departing employees’ address information, as well as their date of birth – if they have… Read more »

Natalya Levada 15 November, 2018 Payroll, Tips & Advice     SHARE:

Holiday Pay Entitlements

Why do employers get it wrong? If a holiday pay was paid incorrectly, that is, if a person was paid holiday pay as a casual worker while in fact they were a part-time employee on a regular work pattern, an employer might be required to pay them holiday pay again. In the case considered by… Read more »

Natalya Levada 30 September, 2018 Payroll, Tips & Advice     SHARE:

Employee accident entitlements

Sick Leave and  ACC Payments: What an employee is entitled to if they have an accident or injury that is covered by ACC. If an employee has an accident or injury covered by the Accident Compensation Corporation scheme the following apply: If an employee has a work related or non work-related accident and gets weekly… Read more »

Natalya Levada 16 August, 2018 Payroll     SHARE:

Employee holiday entitlements

What happens to an employee’s holiday entitlements if they were dismissed and then re-hired within one month? Section 85 of the Holidays Act 2003 outlines if an employee is dismissed and they are re-employed by the same employer within one month, for the purposes of their entitlements to annual holidays, sick leave and bereavement leave,… Read more »

Top Flight 1 December, 2017 IRD Tax, Payroll, Tips & Advice     SHARE:

Self-employed contractor vs an employee

Employees and contractors have different rights and obligations under the employment legislation. Below are some examples of questions worth asking before starting an employment relationship You are a self-employed contractor if you: You may be an employee if you: advertise your expert services and skills have a common understanding (intention) with your employer that you… Read more »

Top Flight 18 August, 2017 IRD Tax, Payroll, Tips & Advice     SHARE:

The role of KiwiSaver scheme providers

As a KiwiSaver scheme provider they will perform all of the usual functions of a superannuation scheme provider and/or administrator: administering enrolments and withdrawals allocating contributions investing members’ contributions meeting reporting requirements working with Inland Revenue promoting their own schemes having the primary relationship with KiwiSaver members. KiwiSaver is different from other superannuation schemes in… Read more »

Top Flight 18 October, 2016 Payroll, Tips & Advice     SHARE:

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