Keeping NZ Paid – NZPPA Virtual Payroll Summit

The NZPPA Virtual Payroll Summit aims to get the latest information out into the hands of payroll practitioners so they can help their businesses in this challenging time.

NZPPA, through its PayTech AdviceLine and a range of online NZPPA groups, is seeing questions raised or actions taken by employers that are impacting on payroll. Often these actions are wrong in terms of the government’s support package and the legislation that payroll must work within.

Payroll must provide clear advice on what the business can and cannot do at this unprecedented time regarding:

  • how the government support scheme should be applied to employees through payroll
  • how the business must act in regard to seeking agreement from employees when wanting to change an employee’s agreed terms and conditions of employment
  • the process for making redundancies and what payroll needs to know to ensure an employee’s termination pay is correct.

Over more than three hours, the summit will have five speakers all subject matter experts in their fields along with a panel Q&A in the last session. The summit will be chaired by the well-known media personality, Michele A’Court (to keep everyone engaged in this online summit).

Summit MC and Speakers:

Summit MC – Michele A’Court

Michele has been the MC for the NZPPA conference once before and we have asked her back because of her energy, fun and professionalism that adds to the conference as an event for all attendees.

Winner of “Female Comedian of the Decade” at the 2010 NZ Comedy Guild Awards, Michele A’Court is a fulltime professional stand-up comedian and freelance writer.

CHRIS MAR – Manager – Strategy & Compliance, Datacom

Employer Services Chris has been with Datacom for over two decades and now works on our business strategy and, in particular, the legislative compliance of our payroll products and services. Chris has been on several government working groups related to tax calculations and employment law in Australia and New Zealand. Chris will speak on the role of payroll and insights into the impact the present pandemic has on payroll.

Alastair Espie, Senior Associate – Duncan Cotterill

Alastair is a specialist employment lawyer in Duncan Cotterill’s Auckland office, and provide strategic advice on a broad range of workplace issues. He regularly represents clients at mediation, in the Employment Relations Authority and in the Employment Court. Alastair will speak on the employer’s obligations and rights of employees during this CONVID-19 pandemic.

Phil Fisher – Partner, PwC

Phil has been providing tax compliance and consultancy services for more than 25 years, with the last 13 years focussed on the delivery of indirect tax advisory services to a range of public sector and large corporate clients.

Phil will speak on the government support package and its application in payroll.

David Jenkins – NZPPA CEO

David has been involved in payroll for well over 20 years and formed NZPPA back in 2007. He loves payroll people and is committed to gaining recognition for the important work payroll professionals do and in getting payroll seen as a profession in New Zealand.

David will be speaking on the topic of redundancy and termination pay.

Dr Nigel George Dr Nigel George – Registered Clinical Psychologist

Nigel is passionate about using psychological knowledge to help individuals, teams and organisations understand and implement ways of working that enhance and fulfil their individual and team potential.

Nigel will be speaking on Some basic ways to keep mentally and physically safe in times of stress and uncertainty.

*Speakers subject to change.

If you want to book additional attendees and get a discount, please contact: [email protected]

SUMMIT PROGRAMME:

Welcome by MC, Michele A’Court

Session 1:

Keeping NZ Paid – The role of payroll in the crisis

Speaker: CHRIS MAR – Manager – Strategy & Compliance, Datacom Employer Services

Chris will speak on the role of payroll and insights Datacom has seen from the impact the present pandemic has on payroll.

 

Session 2: 

What are the employer’s obligations and rights of employees during this CONVID-19 pandemic?

Speaker: Alastair Espie, Senior Associate – Duncan Cotterill

What employers can and cannot do and their obligations to their employee. Can changes to existing employment agreements be made?

 

Session 3: 

Latest update on the Government support packages and how they are applied in payroll (Dos and Don’ts)?

Speaker: Phil Fisher – Partner, PwC & Annabel K Duncan, PwC Senior Manager

Overview of the current scheme, how applied to payroll, what can and cannot be done with the government funding…

 

Session 4: 

Redundancy and Termination pay what payroll must ensure

David Jenkins, NZPPA CEO

Speaker: Many employers are facing having to make staff redundant. Payroll needs to clearly understand the process for redundancy and what payroll needs to know to ensure an employee’s termination pay is correct.

 

Session 5: 

Keeping payroll safe “mind and body”

Speaker: Dr Nigel George – Registered Clinical Psychologist

Some basic ways to keep mentally and physically safe in times of stress and uncertainty.

 

Session 6: 

Q&A of panel facilitated by MC – Michele A’Court

Speaker: Chris Mar, Martin Etherington, David Jenkins

Open forum on payroll related questions.

 

Q&A document and Presentations from Summit

A 4+ page Q&A of questions made during the summit will also be provided for download. Along with conference presentations that were provided by speakers. These documents will be emailed out to you.

Timeframe to view this webinar

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Member Price: NZ$65.00 + GST
Non-member Price: NZ$85.00 + GST

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