“Ask not what you should do for your #payroll system, but what it should do for you” (sorry Jack)

Lately, we have been thinking about how much work some payroll people have to do which could or should be handled by their payroll system. One of the key areas which tend to be managed manually outside the payroll is employee attendance and daily pay records. In many cases, the payroll is not set up … Continue reading “Ask not what you should do for your #payroll system, but what it should do for you” (sorry Jack)

The is a change to Paid Parental Leave taking effect this week.

1st of June Change to Parental Leave. From this week parents who want to receive parental leave payments can choose to first use other types of paid leave they’re entitled to, eg: annual leave alternative days special leave time off in lieu. They can now choose to start their 18-week parental leave payment period once … Continue reading The is a change to Paid Parental Leave taking effect this week.

Employment NZ is providing some great tools for Employers and payroll people. #payroll

A follow-up to our post yesterday re changes to Paid Parental Leave. If you are unsure of an employee's eligibility for Parental Leave (apart from the obvious test) you can now use this useful tool created by Employment New Zealand. Parental leave eligibility – who can take it Employees may be able to take leave … Continue reading Employment NZ is providing some great tools for Employers and payroll people. #payroll

Are you ready for the changes to Paid Parental Leave on June 1st. #payroll

Via http://www.employment.govt.nz A few changes to parental leave take effect from 1 June this year. One change means employees who want to receive parental leave payments can now use their paid leave (eg annual leave, alternative days, special leave or time off in lieu) first. In that situation, their parental leave payment period can start … Continue reading Are you ready for the changes to Paid Parental Leave on June 1st. #payroll

Who gets what: How to work out payment for Public Holidays. #payroll #hr #employment #smallbiz

Once again, as we ease into Easter the age-old question "what do I pay my staff for the public holidays" will come up. This is especially true at this time of year when we have Easter and ANZAC day falling so close together and then these are quickly followed by Queens Birthday in June. The bottom … Continue reading Who gets what: How to work out payment for Public Holidays. #payroll #hr #employment #smallbiz

Could an event like the current bad weather stop you processing your payroll?

Events like the current weather situation remind us that it is better to be prepared rather than try to figure things out after the event. Over the years we have seen many events which have meant businesses can't access their systems or even their offices. Events such as the Christchurch earthquakes or major power outages … Continue reading Could an event like the current bad weather stop you processing your payroll?

When did we start selling sponsored content on Government websites?

I appreciate the content that the Business.govt.nz and employment.govt.nz sites provide to NZ businesses. They do a good job, but when did the Ministry of Business and Innovation (@MBIEgovtnz)  start allowing sponsored content on Govt websites? And promoting them on social media. Can all payroll and accounting providers supply content with logos? No offence to Scott … Continue reading When did we start selling sponsored content on Government websites?

Minimum Wage and Tax changes coming into effect April 1st

While the changes which come into effect on April 1st this year are not major from a payroll system perspective they are important from a business perspective. New Minimum Wages Rate:  Most of you will have seen the media coverage foreshadowing the change to the Minimum Wage. The adult minimum wage will go up by … Continue reading Minimum Wage and Tax changes coming into effect April 1st