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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ANOTHER ISSUE WITH NZ HOLIDAYS ACT PAYROLL REMEDIATION

In this post, I highlight an area that I often see which is not being applied correctly when recalculating leave provided under the Holidays Act 2003. It identifies underpayments that need to be paid to an employee and overpayments to be recovered (if possible, following a separate process).  For the purpose of this post, I

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115,000 Kiwis to get tax bill for first time

About 115,000 Kiwis will be stung with a tax bill for the first time next year and experts are warning there could be teething issues even for those who get refunds. The Inland Revenue is undertaking a major overhaul of the way it collects information from employers from April and will use it to issue

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Inland Revenue walks the talk on payday filing

Inland Revenue has become the country’s first big employer to adopt payday filing ahead of it being mandatory on 1 April next year. Customer segment leader Richard Owen says switching early makes good business sense. “There are 5,138 staff to pay every fortnight at Inland Revenue so waiting until April to adopt a new system

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TOIL – WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR PAYROLL?

Time off in lieu (TOIL) has nothing to do with the Holidays Act 2003. If provided it is an agreed term between the employer and employee. The whole point of TOIL is not to pay for additional hours worked. This is not about overtime as overtime is an agreed term and is about being paid

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I HATE LONG SERVICE LEAVE!

Now before 10,000 Australians abuse me, I am stating that I hate long service leave (LSL) because it is not a leave entitlement provided in New Zealand legislation. However, it’s relatively common to see LSL as an additional leave entitlement provided to the employee in older businesses, as well as larger ones or those that

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