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Easter Weekend 2024: Your guide to paying employees

November 23, 2023 | Author: Adam Wyatt

Each year the Easter weekend represents an opportunity for businesses to attract more consumers and access increased sales depending on their industry. The Easter holiday period remains one of the busiest periods of the year for business owners and employers.

Rested & Ready: The Benefits of Staff Taking Annual Leave

July 28, 2023 | Author: Adam Wyatt

Even with the best wellbeing policies in place, the demands of work can take their toll on your staff’s mental and physical health. Eventually, everybody just needs to take a break.

My Employee Doesn’t Have Enough Leave Accrued for Christmas Closedown | What Do I Do?

November 18, 2021 | Author: Adam Wyatt

You as an employer may well be pulling your hair out trying to calculate employee annual leave. In New Zealand an employee must work continuously for 12 months to be entitled to annual leave. This of course raises many headaches for employers, as staff don’t often all punctually start their roles on December the 1st every year.

When Can I Force An Employee To Take Annual Leave?

October 5, 2021 | Author: Adam Wyatt

With the pause to international travel, the closing of state borders, and long restrictions to regional travel, excessive annual leave build-up is becoming a common worry for employers. These large unused amounts of employee annual leave can add huge financial strain onto small businesses that they cannot afford in the long run. If for instance an employee decides to quit, desiring to take annual leave as part of final payment, or they want to take their built-up holidays in one go, you can see it has the potential to leave a business owner in a significantly vulnerable position

Christmas and New Year Public Holiday Explainer

June 24, 2021 | Author: Adam Wyatt

Christmas can sometimes become a lost no-man’s land of days, where one is eating Pavlova for breakfast and Roast Potatoes for bedtime snacks. What days are the bins going out? Is it 2022 yet? Will the Turkey leftovers ever all be eaten? We can’t answer any of that for you, but here’s an explanation of New Zealand’s public holiday dates for Christmas 2021.

Extended Employee Personal Leave. Your Rights, Their Rights and What’s Best

November 3, 2018 | Author: Adam Wyatt

How do you balance your business operations with an employee’s entitlement to leave? As a business owner, it is vital that you understand these rights in relation to extended personal leave.

An Employee Keeps Calling In Sick, What Should I Do?

October 8, 2018 | Author: Adam Wyatt

The classic ‘sickie’. It’s part of New Zealand working folklore, and while most people can honestly admit to ‘chucking’ the occasional sickie, others can stretch the limits of their employers by frequently taking sick days for vague or elusive reasons. In some cases it can get to the point where they are no longer reliably showing up to work.

Taskforce To Review Holidays Act

June 7, 2018 | Author: Adam Wyatt

A new Government Taskforce will review the Holidays Act 2003, in an attempt to reduce its complexity and better reflect New Zealand’s changing labour market.

Ask Our Specialist – Pet Care Leave

April 6, 2018 | Author: Adam Wyatt

An employee has a family pet who requires surgery and at home monitoring. Do they have to take unpaid leave, or can their sick leave be applied?

Sick of Sick Days?

May 9, 2017 | Author: Adam Wyatt

Overuse of sick days amongst employees can be hard to manage and can also reveal a deeper lying issue, so it’s important for employers to be on top of recurring sick days. So, here’s some of the best ways to minimise sick leave in your business.

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