Entries by Anna Patchett

What to Say When

Below is the first in our series of one liners we use in response to challenging behaviours. We hope they come in handy for your own work situations. If you have any of your own that work please email them in and we can include them. Passive Aggressive Colleagues We have a passive aggressive person on […]

What is work?

There will be significant implications for many employers following a recent Employment Court Case. If your employees attend training, meetings, work functions or travel for work purposes you may need to reconsider how you pay them. The case involved the Smiths City Group. Every morning prior to opening, the sales manager at each of their […]

Accountants to comply with AML/CFT legislation

Some time ago New Zealand has passed a law called the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (AML/CFT). The purpose of the law reflects New Zealand’s commitment to the international initiative to counter the impact that criminal activity has on people and economies within the global community. The first sector required to […]

Volume wins big

The old saying that nice things come in small packages couldn’t be more apt in the case of another client who has been successful, this time at the 2018 Retail Hotlist Awards. The very small shop in Church Street that is home to Volume – The Space for Books belies the stature of this perfect […]

Hopgood’s & Co win big

We are delighted our client, Hopgood’s & Co, has had huge success at the Silver Fern Awards. They were named Best Restaurant in New Zealand, Aaron Ballantyne was named as the Best Head Chef and they won the award for Best Dish in the competition. Think about all those top restaurants in Auckland and from […]

The Minimum Wage Increases from 1 April 2018.

While the Government must review the Minimum Wage annually the new Government has already pledged to get it up to $20 per hour by 2020. The first step to this target is the increase that comes into effect from 1st April 2018 The new minimum wage rates are: Adult – $16.50 an hour Starting-out – $13.20 […]

Employment Relations Amendment Bill

The first wave of changes to legislation in the employment arena were announced last week. There was nothing unexpected, except for possibly the usefulness of NZ First to act as a hand brake for more widespread changes. One of Labour’s flagship policies was the abolition of the 90 day trial period. The great news for […]