March 29, 2020

As per our previous FAQ blog we said that things were changing daily and we would let you know if anything changes with the Wages subsidy.  Yes, here we are again with further changes.  The below outlines the changes, as per the Work and Income website, if you app...

March 26, 2020

Amendment - only applicable to those that applied for the subsidy prior to Friday, 27th March 2020.  New blog coming for after that date.

We have had so many interesting HR questions or wage subsidy questions, as you can imagine, over the last couple of days.  The gover...

August 4, 2019

What is Domestic Violence Leave? 

  1. The act gives employees affected by domestic violence (could even be a child that they support) the right to take up to 10 days of paid domestic violence leave per year 

  2. The affected employee can also ask, in wri...

May 15, 2018

What are the changes?

In January 2018, the government announced changes to the 90-day trial period legislation.  These changes mean that business that employ 20 (or more) employees are not able to rely on the trial period legislation. Small businesses (fewer than 20 emp...

February 15, 2018

When the minimum wage increases should you increase all wages by that amount? 

This is a question we are often asked, and a question that is really open to the individual opinion.  We can’t give you the answer to that, but we can give you some things to think about....

August 10, 2017

Due to law changes to rest/tea break provisions; it has caused a huge admin nightmare for businesses that pay their staff piece meal breaks only.   This is because they get paid by tonne, bag, bin, kilo, row etc, when they take a 10-15 minute break they are not actuall...

October 6, 2016

Finally when the new 90 day trial period statute came into effect, employers had some sort of protection when trialling new employees.  Certainly as an HR consu

September 13, 2016

This is the final installment of our six blogs outlining key steps to maximize employee engagement - with the help of one of our clients Chris Elphick, Director of Learn.fast Pacific.

If you missed the previous blogs, don't forget to go back and check out the last 5 wee...

September 6, 2016

Here is the fifth installment of our six blogs outlining key steps to maximize employee engagement - with the help of one of our clients Chris Elphick, Director of Learn.fast Pacific.

If you missed the previous blogs, don't forget to go back and check out weeks 1, 2, 3...

August 30, 2016

Here is the fourth installment of our six blogs outlining key steps to maximize employee engagement - with the help of one of our clients Chris Elphick, Director of Learn.fast Pacific.

If you missed the previous blogs, don't forget to go back and check out weeks 1, 2 & ...

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