MBIE ‘well short’ on payroll issue

David Clark, Labour’s spokesperson for economic development, says he’s “very concerned” about the performance of the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment after an audit, with the holiday payroll issue still hanging over the super ministry’s head. “The audit we received as part of our briefing is probably the most damning I’ve seen for your

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Bereavement leave rejected for foster brother’s funeral

A company that refused a worker bereavement leave to attend his brother’s funeral has been ordered to pay $1000 to the employee. New Zealand Steel Ltd told Awa Minhinnick he couldn’t take three days bereavement leave to attend the funeral of his whangai brother (foster brother) because the company didn’t recognise the siblings’ relationship.Arnold Kaihau

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MBIE so stressed they need “Stress Leave”

The new MBIE dumbed down website: https://www.employment.govt.nz/ has been reduced from 1300 to 300 pages. At a time when employers and payroll need clear leadership and a direction MBIE has decided that less is more! The content in some areas is now so vague it is misleading and I just wanted to highlight one such

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Spark pays full-time workers $40k minimum

Spark will now pay all permanent staff who aren’t on a commission at least $19.20 an hour. The company’s new policy – called Spark Pay – means all full-time workers not on a commission are paid a minimum salary of $40,000 a year. Permanent staff who work part-time will receive this salary on a pro-rata

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NZPPA Employment Records Checklist

There are two official records that an employer must have, maintain and provide if requested, they are: The Wages and time record under Section 130 of the Employment Relations Act 2000, and The Holidays and leave records under Section 81 of the Holidays Act 2003 There is nothing in legislation that states that these records

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IRD: Simplifying the collection of tax on employee share schemes

IRD has released a special report that provides early information on changes to the tax rules affecting the collection of tax on benefits an employee receives from an employee share scheme. Benefits provided to an employee under a share purchase agreement are “employment income” for income tax purposes. To get the report go to: http://taxpolicy.ird.govt.nz/publications/2016-sr-employee-share-schemes/overview

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PAYROLL: MBIE’S VIEW ON WHAT GOES INTO HOLIDAYS ACT 2003 GROSS EARNINGS

Here is additional information sourced from MBIE’s internal training material on their view of what is included in gross earnings for leave under the Holidays Act 2003. There was an additional 6 pages of information that MBIE won’t provide stating legal privilege. NZPPA is presently fighting this through the Ombudsman and hope to gain access

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CTU holiday back pay background information

Wide-spread payroll errors have led to a situation where, according to Government figures, New Zealand workers are collectively owed up to $2.3bn in unpaid leave payments going back six years. The Government was aware of the scale of this situation two years ago but hasn’t done enough to fix it. CTU Affiliates have been aware

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Cost of delayed payroll, HR overhaul for police revealed

A troubled overhaul of a payroll and HR system for police has a “burn rate” of $2 million for each month it is delayed, documents reveal. Police had aimed to have a new Human Resources Management Information System running last month, but that date has been pushed out until September. Its whole-of-life budget has blown

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MBIE Not fronting up on their role in the Holidays Act disaster!!

It has been interesting to see in the media that when MBIE’s is quoted they are always blaming employers, payroll suppliers and payroll practitioners for the issues that have happened with the Holidays Act 2003 BUT what about MBIE admitting that the problems with the Holidays Act are actually from 11+ years of inaction on

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