HOW CAN YOU RUN PAYROLL WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW IT?

I spend a lot of time explaining why things need to be done a certain way in payroll to senior managers and even payroll practitioners. It’s required to ensure compliance, best practice, reduce the cost of processing and security etc. In a lot of cases, there is no understanding on their part of the importance

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WHAT’S IN STORE FOR NZ PAYROLL IN 2020?

Another year, another set of challenges for payroll! After the year of delivery (I did not see anything for payroll!), we now face a year of uncertainty. The things that the government has stated will be released may or may not be implemented depending on who is in power after the election. Now, please understand

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12 PRACTICAL WAYS TO REDUCE WORK FOR NZ PAYROLL

So, now for something completely different.  I always say at the start of any training session I run that I am not politically correct. And in today’s world, in my view, being politically correct is way over the top.  I find payroll challenging, hard work and I love it with a passion, but I have

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Student loans vanish from screen after Inland Revenue upgrade

Some taxpayers have seen their student loans seemingly disappear after Inland Revenue’s website came back online on Friday following a technology upgrade. A former student who now lives in Germany was among those who got a nice, but short-lived, surprise when her $14,000 student loan appeared to vanish. The woman joked that the upgrade – part of Inland Revenue $1.6 billion Business Transformation programme – was definitely working for her.  Another

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Four Types of Dangerous Payroll People

Yes, I mention this a lot in my posts, but payroll is a business-critical activity. It manages one of the largest costs a business has which is the cost of paying employees. NZPPA was formed to develop payroll as a profession in New Zealand and we are slowly doing that one win at a time.

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9000 Corrections staff to get holiday pay arrears this year

It expects a $16 million contingency it got in last year’s Budget should cover its liabilities to more than 9000 staff underpaid due to leave and shiftwork miscalculations. “We are determined to get this right for our staff and aim to begin paying any shortfalls in late 2019,” Richard Waggott, deputy chief executive corporate services,

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SHOULD DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEAVE BE IN PAYROLL?

The short answer is yes. It is interesting to see the wide range of variations in terms of what payroll providers are doing with domestic violence leave (DVL) in their payroll systems from the 1st April 2019. These include the following: stating they will not be adding or providing any support for DVL in their

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DHBS UNSURE HOW TO PAY POSSIBLE MILLIONS OWED TO STAFF

  NZPPA note: the present Holidays Act review is about going forward, it will not resolve the issues the DHBs have with underpayments that have happened in the past, we still have that nighmare in payroll.   District health boards say that having to pay wage and salary arrears could have a significant financial impact

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